Update: Fire Caused by Unattended Stove in Basement

Two people were rescued and a man on the third floor was taken to Tufts Medical Center for smoke inhalation.

Update: The fire was caused by an unattended stove in a basement studio apartment. Officials are looking into possible code violations.


Two people were rescued from a two-alarm fire that started in the basement of a four-story apartment building on 197 Marlborough Street. 

Firefighters used ladders to pull a person on the second floor and a man on the third floor through the windows to safety. The third-floor man has been taken to Tufts Medical Center for smoke inhalation.

The call came in at 7:21 p.m. and the fire traveled from the basement to the upper floors. It's under control as of 8:35, and firefighters are working to put it out.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

BackBayRes December 07, 2011 at 03:08 PM
Thank you, Back Bay Patch, for reporting this so quickly last night and for updating on the cause.
Tori Blackhart December 07, 2011 at 05:09 PM
All of us at the Christian Science Reading Room are so grateful everyone is safe! Thank you Back Bay Patch for staying on top of what's going on!


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