On 11/22/2019, Quincy Fire was dispatched to a reported building fire on Winthrop Street in the Houghs Neck section of the city. First-due companies had heavy fire in the front of a two-and-a-half story house. A second and third alarm were struck in quick succession. Due to high winds in the area, evacuations of surrounding homes were conducted; the MBTA provided a bus for displaced residents to wait. There were also reports of ammunition going off inside the home early on in the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.