Boston Fire Department

  • South Boston May 31

    Massive South Boston Fire Leaves 5 Firefighters Hurt, Families Displaced

    A huge fire broke out in several residences in South Boston early Saturday morning, and five of the firefighters trying to contain the blaze were hurt. The seven-alarm fire erupted about 3:30 a.m. on Columbia Road and Douglas Street and tore through about seven homes, the Boston Fire Department said. By 6:30 a.m., flames could no longer be seen shooting…

  • Boston Fire Department May 30

    Firefighters Suffer Burns in Massive South Boston Blaze

    A huge fire broke out in several residences in South Boston early Saturday morning, and five of the firefighters trying to contain the blaze were hurt.

  • South Boston May 30

    5 Boston Firefighters Injured in Massive Overnight Fire

    More than three dozen residents have been displaced.

  • Boston Fire May 28

    2 Firefighters Injured Battling Early-Morning Blaze in Boston

    Two firefighters were injured battling a 2-alarm blaze in Boston’s Roslindale neighborhood early Thursday morning. The fire was first reported at 28 Heathcote St. shortly before 3 a.m. Boston fire officials said all residents made it out of the house, a 1-1/2-story, wood framed building. Photos showed heavy flames shooting from the roof of the building. The fire was...

  • Brighton fire May 24

    Early Morning Fire Damages Brighton House

    A blaze that broke out early Sunday left heavy damage on a house in Brighton. The Boston Fire Department put out the fire at 608 Cambridge St., just across the street from Saint Joseph Preparatory High School, around 5 a.m. Sunday morning. The fire extended from the basement to the first floor, causing around $50,000 in damage, according to fire…

  • fire May 21

    60+ Displaced After Fire Breaks Out at Boston YMCA

    A fire on the seventh floor of the YMCA of Greater Boston seriously injured a woman and forced 60 residents of the Huntington House shelter out of their apartments. Despite that early morning fire, the YMCA continued with its efforts to help people during the pandemic by handing out meals to those who need them. “It’s a very tough time…

  • fire May 21

    60+ Displaced in Overnight Fire

    More than 60 people were forced out of a building on Huntington Avenue and one person is in the hospital with burn injuries after a fire broke out in a Boston YMCA.

  • fire May 20

    Firefighter Injured in West Roxbury Fire

    The Boston Fire Department helped two people and a dog safely escape a fire in West Roxbury Wednesday morning. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Crews responded to a two-alarm fire that broke out in a 2.5 story building at 44 Oriole Street around 4 a.m. Wednesday. There was heavy fire on all three floors, according…

  • fire Apr 22

    Car Catches Fire in Dorchester

    A car “burst into flames,” after becoming entangled in live high-powered lines, the Boston Fire Department said. The car crashed into a transformer pole on New England and Southern Avenue in Dorchester, Massachusetts, late Tuesday night, sending the live wires down on top of it. The driver was able to escape the car before it caught fire, officials said. No…

  • fire Apr 20

    Trash Fire Reaches Boston Building

    A large pile of trash was on fire at 1580 VFW Pkwy around 11:30 Sunday night, according to the Boston Fire Department. Crews found out that the burning pile of trash had extended to the building. The Boston Fire and Police Departments quickly got it under control. BFD-FIU was on scene with the alarm company as well.

  • south end Apr 15

    Boston's South End Recovering After Water Main Break Floods Streets, Buildings

    Boston’s South End neighborhood was recovering Wednesday after a water main break flooded streets and buildings and forced residents to evacuate despite social distancing measures in place. The leak, caused by an overpressurized water line, submerged vehicles and caused the road to buckle near 500 Harrison Ave. “It’s significant. There’s probably 10 or 15 cars underwater. Basements that are full…

  • Boston Apr 15

    South End Recovering From Water Main Break

    People have been forced out of their homes in Boston’s South End amid the coronavirus pandemic after a water main break flooded the streets, buildings and cars nearby.

  • fire Apr 14

    Boston Firefighter Injured in Apartment Fire

    A Boston firefighter was taken to the hospital to get treatment for minor injuries after responding to a Brighton apartment fire. The Boston Fire Department received a call around 1:45 a.m. about a fire at a four-story apartment building at 123 Sutherland Rd. Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke coming from the building. The fire was on the first floor…

  • Joseph Finn Mar 2

    Boston Fire Commissioner Finn Announces Retirement

    Boston’s longtime fire commissioner has announced he is retiring after more than three decades working for the department. Commissioner Joseph Finn announced on Twitter Monday that his last day on the job would be March 12. Finn, 56, served as the commissioner for 5-1/2 years after being named to the post by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. He had served as…

  • Hyde Park Mar 1

    Multiple Displaced From Fire in Hyde Park

    Eight adults and three children are displaced after a multi-alarm fire in Hyde Park late afternoon on Saturday.  The building fire occurred on Readville Street and went through the roof.  The blaze was knocked down and occupants of the building were safely evacuated.  Residents of the building are displaced. The American Red Cross of Massachusetts and Boston Fire Department...

  • Pond Rescue Feb 16

    Woman, Dog Rescued From Icy Pond by Boston Firefighters

    Boston firefighters rescued a woman who fell through the ice at a pond on Saturday while chasing after her dog, officials said. Firefighters responded to Franklin Park around 4:45 p.m. for reports of a woman who fell through the ice. The woman was stuck on an island when officials arrived, the Boston Fire Department said on Twitter. Technical rescue members…

  • Jamaica Plain Jan 1

    Boston Firefighters Make New Year's Eve Elevator Rescue

    It was a rocky start to New Year’s Eve in Jamaica Plain.  Boston firefighters responded to 60 Bickford St. when two people were trapped inside a blind shaft elevator. This took place around 6:20 p.m. Crews made the rescue by using a ladder, harnesses and a hoist system.  There were no injuries reported in this rescue.

  • east boston Dec 24, 2019

    2-Alarm Fire Displaces 4 East Boston Residents

    A heavy, two-alarm fire in East Boston displaced four residents from their homes late Monday evening, authorities said. When Boston fire crews arrived at the scene around 11:25 p.m., they observed flames from the basement to the top floor at 296 Princeton St. The building at 294 Princeton St. also suffered damage, according to the Boston Fire Department. One firefighter…

  • boston hazmat Dec 22, 2019

    Truck Carrying Electrical Transformers Hits Bridge on Storrow Drive

    A hazmat team responded to Storrow Drive Sunday after an overheight truck carrying transformers struck the Longfellow Bridge near Charles Circle, forcing officials to shut down part of the busy Boston parkway. Massachusetts State Police closed Storrow Drive eastbound at Charles Circle and Boston police have been diverting traffic since the 9:40 a.m. incident. The hazmat team was called when…

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 25, 2019

    Hazmat Situation at Brigham and Women's

    Three floors of a building at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston were evacuated after a chemical spill.

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