Fire damages Donnie and Mark Wahlberg’s childhood home in Boston

A home where the entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg‘s family once lived was damaged by fire Sunday (Oct. 2) in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, fire officials said.

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The fire started in a nearby home around 10 a.m. but spread to three additional buildings due to high winds, Fire Commissioner Paul Burke said. Two firefighters were injured and one resident was taken to 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 used to live. Mark Wahlberg visited the house during the production of his Netflix movie Wonderland in 2018 and 2019. 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 called a triple decker, a three-family house common in the city.

“It was a total of four three-deckers that were on fire, mostly in the back of the buildings on the porches,” the fire marshal told WCVB-TV. “It’s a very tight 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.

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