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3-Alarm Fire on Creighton Street Displaces Nine

A heavy fire broke out on Creighton Street in Jamaica Plain’s Hyde Square around 5 p.m. Saturday evening displacing nine people.

The Boston Fire Department tweeted that one resident was treated and taken by Boston EMS to a hospital after tripping and falling. No one else was injured.

The estimated damage was $700,000 to a 3.5-story six-unit house at 12-14 Creighton St., reported the BFD. At least nine residents were displaced and Red Cross Massachusetts was responding to help.

The BFD reported there was heavy fire on the rear porch when crews arrived. BFD Tower 10 also had to navigate through utility lines to put out the fire.

At 5:13 p.m., Twitter user J.S. Hummel tweeted a photo overlooking the scene, with visible flames:

J.S. Hummel later tweeted a photo of Boston Fire and Police emergency vehicles on the scene:


At 5:26 p.m., @NEFirebuff tweeted: “Update – fire in a 3.5 story wood frame. Rear porches burnt out. All companies to stay off the rear porches.” He also reported the street address as 12 Creighton Street, although officials have not yet confirmed the address.

At 5:30 p.m. @UniversalHub and @NEFirebuff both reported the heavy fire had been knocked down.