Boston firefighters braved icy, freezing conditions to knock down to multiple-alarm blazes late Saturday night that displaced 13 residents, officials said.
No one was injured in either fire, which broke out hours apart in Dorchester and South Boston, officials said via Twitter.
Seven adults and two children are temporarily homeless after a fire broke out at their 74 Corona St. home in Dorchester around 5:25 p.m., the department tweeted.
Firefighters found flames on the first and second floor rear porches that were fanning inside the building, officials said.
Firefighters quickly knocked down the two-alarm blaze. But damages are estimated at $200,000, according to fire officials. The Red Cross responded to assist the residents to find temporary housing.
Another two-alarm fire broke out in South Boston shortly after 8 p.m. at a three-story home at 14 National St. The second and third floors were already engulfed in flames when crews arrived, officials said.
But fire companies were able to contain the fire from spreading to neighboring buildings despite “dealing with tight conditions and overhead wires, icy conditions on a hill” following Friday’s ice storm, officials continued.
Four people were displaced and damages were estimated to be about $350,000, firefighters said.
The causes of the both fires remain under investigation.