Skip to comments.At least five firefighters injured while battling nine-alarm fire in Back Bay
Posted on 03/26/2014 1:31:40 PM PDT by matt04
The Boston Fire Department is currently battling a 9-alarm fire in the 200 block of Beacon Street in the Back Bay. At least five firefighters have been injured, according to The Boston Globe:
Nick Martin, a Boston EMS spokesman, said two firefighters had been transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital, while three others were being evaluated at the scene. It wasn?t clear whether other firefighters might also be injured.
Channel 7 reports:
Source tells me 2 firefighters suffered 3rd degree burns, 1 went into cardiac arrest, and 1 was reported missing
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
Radio traffic suggest some of the injured FFs are in very serious condition.
Holy Bleep I hope this isn’t another Vendome....
What have you got against Vendome?
BB Town houses are a firetrap.
Now 10 alarms.
Local news says this is now a crime scene.
“Local news says this is now a crime scene.”
The Hotel Vendome fire was the worst firefighting tragedy in Boston history. Nine firefighters were killed when part of the building collapsed, June 17, 1972. The Hotel Vendome was on the southwest corner of the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Dartmouth Street, in the Back Bay area of Boston.
...RT @BOSTON_EMS: Boston EMS can confirm 10 patient transports at this time from 9-alarm fire on Beacon Street.
Home made bombs?
Not sure but they have called at least one, possibly two additional engines since going to 9 alarms.
Either that or they have a fatality.
I found a reference to that as well on the police Twitter feed. I never cease to be amazed at how much Twitter sucks though.
OTOH, that said, Boston FD feed:
Response at 2:43 pm to 298 Beacon St in the Back Bay. It is a 4 story brick brownstone. Fire in basement extended up
Prayers for all...
Not likely. this part of town is occupied by upper middle class and Emerson College students. Typical potheads.
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