Four-alarm blaze hits JP house

August 30, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—A four-alarm fire ripped through a two-family house at the corner of Asticou Road and South Street on Aug. 17, causing an estimated $350,000 in damage, according to the Boston Fire Department (BFD).

The house has two addresses, 306 South St. and 39 Asticou Road.

Officials determined that the careless disposal of a cigarette lit a couch on the first-floor porch on fire and it spread from there, according to BFD.

Two firefighters were treated and released from local hospitals—one firefighter with a leg injury and the other with facial burns. No other injuries were reported. The fire displaced six adults, according to BFD.

A fundraising website has been set up for one victim of the fire, Patricia Adams. According to the website, she is a 50-year resident of the home. For more information, visit fundraise.com and search “Pattie Adams House Fire Fund.”

The aftermath of the fire at 306 South St. (Photo Courtesy Boston Fire Department)

The aftermath of the fire at 306 South St. (Photo Courtesy Boston Fire Department)

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