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.
Not really. The last "Great Fire" in 1872 killed more people and wiped out a huge section of Boston. Boston has had a few great fires going back to colonial times.
News report at 6:30 p.m. EDT says two firemen killed.
Here is one:
The Cocoanut Grove was Boston’s premier nightclub during the post-Prohibition 1930s and 1940s. On November 28, 1942, this club was the scene of the deadliest nightclub fire in history, killing 492 people (which was 32 more than the building’s authorized capacity) and injuring hundreds more. The enormity of the tragedy shocked the nation and briefly replaced the events of World War II in newspaper headlines. It led to a reform of safety standards and codes across the country, and major changes in the treatment and rehabilitation of burn victims.
A link with images from the ABC affiliate.
Ditto on the prayers.
Certainly wins the record on body count.
Unfortunately, I had that feeling based on some of the scanner traffic once it got to 9 alarms.
Flshbacks to Vendome... stay safe, troops....; speedy and full recovery to the injured.
BTW, I believe he is referencing some fire at a hotel.
The details I can’t recall.
Hotel Vendome burned in 1972 and 9 firefighters lost their lives.
- and FReepers.
Lived there for twenty years.
From the Boston Herald:
The firefighters killed were identified as Lt. Edward J. Walsh, 43, of West Roxbury — a father of three — and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy, 33, of Hyde Park, a U.S. Marine veteran who was single