• mbta August 5, 2022 7:06 pm

    MBTA Employee Remains Hospitalized After Bus Fire in Boston

    A day after an MBTA bus caught fire in Boston, an employee of the transit agency remains in the hospital, officials said Friday. Two people were initially hospitalized after the fire broke out in the back of the bus near the MBTA’s Arborway Bus Yard in Forest Hills Thursday afternoon, the agency has said. One of the employees was...

  • Carson Beach August 4, 2022 8:47 am

    Police Investigating Two Deaths at Boston's Carson Beach

    A body was pulled from the water at a Boston beach on Wednesday, officials said, and a second person was found unresponsive at the beach later in the day. The condition of the second person wasn’t immediately, and it wasn’t clear if the two incidents were related.

  • east boston July 31, 2022 9:35 am

    Building Collapse in East Boston Displaces Residents

    A multi-family residence in East Boston partially collapsed overnight, according to fire officials, displacing all of the buildings residents. Nine adults, two children, one dog and one cat were displaced, according to the Boston Fire Department, after part of the exterior masonry collapsed at the building on Sumner Street. A building inspector toured the scene early Sunday morning, officials said,…

  • One Congress July 30, 2022 6:57 pm

    Fire Erupts in Boston Skyscraper Under Construction for 2nd Time This Summer

    Firefighters battled a blaze in a high-rise under construction in downtown Boston Saturday. The fire was burning inside multiple floors of the One Congress building, according to the Boston Fire Department.

  • roxbury fire July 27, 2022 5:16 am

    Dozens Displaced After Fire in Roxbury

    The fire started late Tuesday night at a building on the corner of Northampton Street and and Reed Street in Roxbury.

  • roxbury fire July 27, 2022 7:23 pm

    Dozens of People Displaced After Overnight Fire in Roxbury

    Around 50 people have been displaced after a fire broke out overnight in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. The fire started late Tuesday night at a condo building on the corner of Northampton and Reed streets in Roxbury. As of midnight, Boston fire was on scene fighting the flames. The department noted on social media there was heavy fire on the roof…

  • commuter rail July 21, 2022 5:07 pm

    MBTA Commuter Trains Delayed Over ‘Fire Department Activity' in Hyde Park

    Commuter trains were running up to an hour late on the MBTA Fairmount, Franklin and Foxboro lines Thursday afternoon after an incident at Readville Station in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood, the transit agency said. It wasn’t immediately clear what kind of incident prompted the delays, which appeared to involve Fairmount Line Train 929, headed outbound. It was stopped before...

  • Boston Fire Department July 19, 2022 11:20 pm

    Several Firefighters Suffer Heat Exhaustion Battling East Boston Blaze

    Five firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries; four others were evaluated but remained at the scene on Princeton Street.

  • Boston Fire Department July 19, 2022 7:15 pm

    Fire Tears Through Home in East Boston

    The Boston Fire Department said on Twitter that there was smoke coming from the building on Princeton Street when they arrived. Five firefighters were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.

  • east boston July 20, 2022 1:16 am

    Fire Tears Through Home in East Boston; Heat Sends 5 Firefighters to Hospital

    Firefighters had a difficult time battling a blaze that tore through a home in East Boston Tuesday evening amid hot and humid conditions across the region, and the high temperatures played a major role, sending five firefighters to the hospital for heat exhaustion. The Boston Fire Department said on Twitter that there was smoke coming from the triple decker on…

  • Boston Fire Department July 17, 2022 11:09 pm

    Family Escapes Fast-Spreading House Fire in Hyde Park Home

    Four people inside the Norton Street home were sleeping when they were suddenly awakened by smoke alarms.

  • Boston July 18, 2022 12:51 am

    Off-Duty Mass. Firefighter Rescues Baby From House Fire

    A fire tore through a home in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood early Sunday morning, and a family luckily managed to escape thanks in part to their quick thinking and the helping hands of an off-duty firefighter who happens to be their neighbor. Four people were sleeping inside their Norton Street home around 7 a.m. Sunday when they were suddenly...

  • Boston July 15, 2022 11:07 pm

    Firefighter Injured, 17 People Displaced After Fast-Moving Fire in Dorchester

    Firefighters believe the blaze started on the third floor, which residents say is vacant. A back porch collapsed, the roof caved in, and there’s extensive damage inside the triple decker on Lithgow Street.

  • dorchester July 16, 2022 12:04 am

    Fire Erupts on Back Porch of Dorchester Apartment, Spreads to Second Building

    Boston firefighters battled a large fire that spread from a Dorchester apartment building to a second one Friday afternoon, displacing more than 15 people and injuring one firefighter. The department shared video of heavy flames tearing through the upper porches of a triple-decker building on Lithgow Street in Codman Square. With the homes so close together, it didn’t take long…

  • Beacon Hill July 13, 2022 7:46 pm

    OSHA Investigation Continues Into Beacon Hill Transformer Explosion

    OSHA continues to investigate the cause of an underground transformer explosion steps from the state capitol Tuesday night that injured two utility workers. The explosion occurred around 6 p.m. on Bowdoin Street while Eversource workers were performing routine maintenance in an underground electrical vault, fire officials said. Two workers were injured but able to get out of the vault under…

  • Beacon Hill July 12, 2022 11:26 pm

    Transformer Explosion in Beacon Hill Sends 2 Workers to the Hospital

    An underground explosion in downtown Boston sent two utility workers to the hospital and caused a major rescue response down the street from the state capitol Tuesday, fire officials said. The transformer explosion occurred while the Eversource workers were performing routine maintenance in an underground electrical vault, fire officials said. The workers were injured but able to get out of…

  • mbta July 8, 2022 9:20 am

    More MBTA Concerns After Train Engine Overheats in Boston

    All MBTA trains appeared to be running normally Friday, a day after smoke rose from the Commuter Rail tracks at North Station in Boston from what officials said was an overheated train engine. The mechanical problem caused a lot of concern, and, of course, delays. Video showed smoke billowing from a train while on the tracks around 3:05 p.m. Thursday….

  • mbta July 7, 2022 6:43 pm

    Smoke Pours From Overheating Train at Boston's North Station

    Smoke rose from the Commuter Rail tracks at North Station in Boston Thursday from what officials said was an overheated train engine. The smoke rose up past Interstate 93 and the Zakim Bridge, and TD Garden. Firefighters were seen on the train platform, and video from a witness showed smoke rising. Fire crews were seen spraying down a train. An…

  • Boston June 30, 2022 2:21 pm

    Boston Fire Department Getting New Commissioner Friday

    Boston is getting a new fire commissioner Friday. Paul Burke, a 32-year veteran of the Boston Fire Department, begins as its commissioner Friday, Mayor Michelle Wu announced, calling him in a statement a “trusted leader.” Burke has been the deputy chief in charge of all of the department’s vehicles and buildings, as well as the technical rescue district chief....

  • Boston June 27, 2022 5:38 pm

    Fire Burns 2 Buildings in Boston

    A fire that erupted in a three-floor home in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood Monday spread to another building, officials said. Two firefighters had minor injuries from cuts and 16 people were displaced by the blaze, a Boston fire official said. The department was called to the heavy fire on Wales Street about 1:15 p.m. Officials said it appeared to have started…

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