Monday, April 8, 2013
Investigators have not yet determined what caused the wooden deck fire.
Firefighters quickly knocked down a rooftop fire at 182 Beacon St. just after 6 p.m. Monday. Occupants were evacuated from the six-story condo building as firefighters continued to search for remnant of the fire. Fire investigators say cause of the fire, which destroyed a wooden deck on the building's roof, is still under investigation but they have ruled out a grill fire. The fire chief has estimated damage to the building at $1 million.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Firefighters struck a second alarm for a a five-story building fire at 17 Commonwealth Avenue.
Firefighters attacked a three-alarm blaze at 17 Commonwealth Ave. Thursday morning. According to the Fire Department's official Twitter feed, the event started in the fourth-floor ceiling of a five-story building at 9:18 a.m.. There were no reported injuries as of 10:30 a.m.. "Report is the fire is in the duct work in the 4th floor ceiling. Companies opening up the ceiling," said the department in a tweet. Firefighters quickly ordered a second alarm once they realized the blaze extended into the building's walls. A third alarm was struck at 10 a.m.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Initial reports indicate a bus hit an overpass.
State Police shut down Soldiers Field Road for hours Saturday night after a tour bus accident that entrapped several passengers and left 34 injured. Boston firefighters spent more than an hour extricating passengers, using backboards, from the roof of the bus at 500 Soldiers Field Road, eastbound. The tour bus, which was going from Harvard University to Pennsylvania, hit an overpass at 7:34 p.m. Forty-two people were on board. Sixty firefighters and "many, many EMS" responded to the scene, Boston Fire reported. The last victim was taken from the bus at 9 p.m. Four MBTA buses were on scene with those not injured, keeping them out of the cold. Boston EMS reported that 34 people were injured, including three with serious injuries and one …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Firefighters and T workers were able to isolate a smoldering electrical wire in Arlington station. The loss of Green Line service and an unrelated Red Line incident wreaked havoc on the morning commute.
The MBTA restored Green Line service late Wednesday morning after an electrical fire at Arlington station shut down portions of the service. According to the Boston Fire Department, the station was shut down because of smoking electrical wires. "The power had to be shut down to de-energize the smoldering cable. This caused the closing and evacuation of Arlington & Copley," fire officials wrote on the department's official Twitter account. The offending cable was identified just before 10 a.m., according to the fire department. The evacuation and shut down affected all Green Line branches. And an unrelated incident on the Red line further complicated the morning commute during one of the coldest days of the year. MBTA Green Line service …
Friday, August 10, 2012
How can Boston identify and remove illegal grills before disaster strikes?
A South End roof deck caught fire Thursday night, causing billowing smoke and snarled traffic in the neighborhood. An illegal grill on the roof deck caused the fire, according to the Boston Fire Department. It was the second illegal grill fire in two days; the department put out a Roslindale blaze Wednesday. Spotting illegal grills is difficult from street level, but Bostonians in taller buildings know which neighbors have the contraband cookers and which don't. Here are the city's rules for grills. Mostly they prohibit charcoal grills on any structure and place limits on gas grills. What can Boston do to crack down on illegal grills? Are you willing to rat out your neighbors in the name of safety? Or do you own a rooftop grill? Why do you…
Monday, July 30, 2012
Boston Fire report there has been no evacuation ordered as of 10:40 a.m. Monday.
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Monday, July 30, 2012
Firefighters and police have responded to a reported fire in the Weston Copley Place's parking garage. An acetylene torch may have started the first floor fire, according to the Boston Fire Department's offical Twitter account. "Fire is generating smoke in the garage. Firefighters have water on it keeping it cool. No hotel evacuations at this time," tweeted the department. Public safety Twitter users @FirePhoto161 and @AlertNewEngland both reported the fire around 10:20 a.m. Monday morning. This is a developing story. Patch will update as more information becomes available. Public scanner transmissions are not a confirmation by public safety officials.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Mayor Menino said the company should pay small businesses for their losses.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A user made this map outlining where the power is out, what stations are closed, and what parts of the Mass Pike are affected.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Power problems expected to continue through Wednesday; T stops remain closed.
Two MBTA stations remain closed and power outages are expected to continue throughout the day after a transformer fire at the Hilton Hotel garage sent clouds of thick black smoke through the Back Bay neighborhood Tuesday night. Green line service is not stopping at Prudential and Symphony stops. However, the Mass. Ave. stop on the orange line reopened this morning. Power is said to be returning to more than a third of the 21,000 customers who lost it in the Back Bay, South End, Chinatown, Theater District and Kenmore areas. Roads in Back Bay are open, except for a portion of Boylston Street near Mass. Avenue. The Pru Tunnel reopened this morning. Fire Broke Out About 6:30 p.m. Firefighters responded at about 6:30 p.m. to a 4-alarm …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
As the Hitlon Street fire spread, public safety officials, Tweeters and others spread the word online.