A three-family house in East Boston collapses, displacing 11 people


The building collapsed on Saturday night.

A three-family home at 282 Sumner St. in East Boston collapsed Saturday night. Boston Fire Department.

A three-family home in East Boston partially collapsed overnight Saturday, displacing 11 people.

The Boston firefighters tweeted shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning that the masonry exterior of 282 Sumner Street had partially collapsed, and residents were evacuated.

Firefighters said no injuries were reported, but nine adults, two children, a cat and a dog were moved following the collapse. The American Red Cross helps them find accommodation.

The Boston firefighters tweeted about 45 minutes later the building had been secured. He said Boston Inspection Services was on site, but determined the owner needed a structural engineer.

Power to the building was cut off and firefighters did not specify what caused the building to collapse.


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