BOSTON – (AP) – The house where the families of entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg once lived was destroyed by fire Sunday in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, the fire department said.
Fire Commissioner Paul Burke said the fire broke out at a nearby home about 10 a.m., but the blaze spread to three other buildings due to strong winds. Two firefighters were injured and a resident was taken to hospital. There is no immediate information on the cause of the fire.
One of the homes involved is 25 Peverell Street, where the Wahlberg family once lived. Mark Wahlberg visited the house during the production of his Netflix film “Wonderland” in 2018 and 2019. In a video posted on social media, the actor stood shirtless in front of the house, describing it as “where it all started”.
The home affected by Sunday’s blaze is a classic Boston construction known as a three-story building, a common three-family home in the city.
“There were four three-story vehicles on fire, mostly in the back of the porch building,” the fire commissioner told WCVB-TV. “It was a very narrow street.”
Boston Fire Department spokesman Brian Alkins said 15 people were displaced by the fire. He estimated the damage to the building at $2 million.
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