BOSTON (CBS) – Firefighters knocked down a large fire that damaged two multi-family homes in Dorchester early Saturday morning.
The flames broke out on Nightingale Street around 7:45 a.m., badly damaging two multi-family homes.
4th alarm struck by chief for 12& 16 Nightingale St. rear porches have collapsed, & power lines have come down in rear. All companies working. pic.twitter.com/tfn2TNb08c
— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) November 21, 2020
The fire began in one building and quickly spread to the other.
The flames moved quickly collapsing back porches, everyone escaped, but one young woman says there wasn’t much time.
“I ran out there with the fire extinguisher and tried to put it out but the whole side of the house was on fire so I used up the whole fire extinguisher and it did nothing. And then my window exploded. I couldn’t grab my phone or my cats and