LIVE FROM THE CHANNEL 4 STUDIOS IN BOSTON, WBZ NEWS AT 6:00 STARTS NOW WITH BREAKING NEWS.

AND RIGHT NOW BOSTON FIREFIGHTERS ARE STRUGGLING TO KNOCK DOWN RAGING FLAMES THAT HAVE SPREAD TO SEVERAL HOUSES ON A BLOCK IN MATTAPAN.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, I'M KEN MacLEOD.

AND I'M KATIE BRACE.

THE FIRE BROKE OUT SHORTLY BEFORE 5:00 TONIGHT AT ONE HOME, JUMPING TO ADJACENT HOMES.

TIFFANY CHAN HAS JUST REACHED THE SCENE AT OLD MORTON STREET.

Reporter: DRIVING UP HERE YOU CAN SMELL AND SEE THE HEAVY SMOKE HERE IN MATTAPAN.

I WANT TO SHOW YOU WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE RIGHT NOW.

FIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEEN BATTLING THIS BLAZE FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR NOW.

IT STARTED AT 39 OLD MORTON STREET IN MATTAPAN.

AND FIRE OFFICIALS TELLING US IT SPREAD QUICKLY TO HOMES AROUND IT.

FIRE CREWS ARE ATTACKING THIS PLACE FROM WHAT I'M SEEING RIGHT NOW FROM THE OUTSIDE UP IN LADDERS.

AND THE FLAMES ARE SO STRONG TELLING BY SOME OF THEIR PHOTOS ON TWITTER, AT LEAST ONE ROOF HAS ALREADY COLLAPSED.

IT IS UNCLEAR HOW MANY PEOPLE AND BUILDINGS THIS HAS AFFECTED SO FAR.

AND THE EFFORTS TO GET EVERYONE OUT OF THIS BUILDING, YOU CAN SEE, HEAVY SMOKE OVER THERE.

IT IS A WINDY DAY, NOT SURE IF THAT'S AFFECTED HOW FIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO KNOCK DOWN THESE BLAZES.

SEVERAL FIRE TRUCKS, MANY FROM BOSTON.

SOMERVILLE SENT SOME AS WELL.

FIREFIGHTERS, AGAIN, TRYING TO KNOCK DOWN THESE FLAMES HERE MANY MATTAPAN.

WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO TALK TO SOME NEIGHBORS.