A fire destroyed the home of entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg’s family in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood on Sunday, the fire department said.
Fire Commissioner Paul Burke said the fire broke out in a nearby house around 10am, but strong winds spread to three other buildings. Two firefighters were injured and one resident was taken to the hospital. There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire.
One of the houses involved was 25 Peverell Street, where the Wahlberg family lived. Mark Wahlberg visited the home in 2018 and 2019 during the production of his Netflix film “Wonderland.” In a video posted on social media, the actor stands shirtless in front of the house, describing it as “where it all started”.
The homes affected by Sunday’s fire were a type of classic Boston architecture known as the triple-decker, a three-family home common in the city.
“It was a total of four three-deckers that were engulfed in flames, mostly on the back porches of the buildings,” the fire commissioner told WCVB-TV. “It’s a very narrow street.”
Boston Fire Department spokesman Brian Alkins said 15 people were displaced by the fire. He estimated the damage to the buildings at $2 million.