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At least five firefighters injured while battling nine-alarm fire in Back Bay
Boston.com ^

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 ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: backbay; beaconstreet; bfd; boston; heroes; massachusetts
Prayers for all involved.

Radio traffic suggest some of the injured FFs are in very serious condition.

1 posted on 03/26/2014 1:31:40 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Holy Bleep I hope this isn’t another Vendome....


2 posted on 03/26/2014 1:32:27 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy; Vendome

What have you got against Vendome?


3 posted on 03/26/2014 1:33:09 PM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: matt04

BB Town houses are a firetrap.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 1:35:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Beacon, Back Bay, Boston

5 posted on 03/26/2014 1:37:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Paladin2

Now 10 alarms.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 1:38:19 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Local news says this is now a crime scene.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 1:38:23 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: matt04

http://wwc.instacam.com/instacamimg/BOSOX/BOSOX_l.jpg


8 posted on 03/26/2014 1:39:49 PM PDT by DBrow
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200 Beacon St

Google Maps

9 posted on 03/26/2014 1:40:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

“Local news says this is now a crime scene.”

Meth Lab?


10 posted on 03/26/2014 1:41:04 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: matt04

11 posted on 03/26/2014 1:44:15 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: null and void

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Vendome_fire

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.


12 posted on 03/26/2014 1:45:25 PM PDT by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: matt04

TWITTER:
...RT @BOSTON_EMS: Boston EMS can confirm 10 patient transports at this time from 9-alarm fire on Beacon Street.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 1:45:42 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: matt04
I lived in a couple of Beacon St. houses and saw the aftermath of fire on Marlborough St.in the 60's

Not pretty.

14 posted on 03/26/2014 1:46:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tcrlaf

Home made bombs?


15 posted on 03/26/2014 1:46:35 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: tcrlaf

Not sure but they have called at least one, possibly two additional engines since going to 9 alarms.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 1:47:31 PM PDT by matt04
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To: tcrlaf

Either that or they have a fatality.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 1:50:18 PM PDT by matt04
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

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:

https://twitter.com/BostonFire?original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.boston.com%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Fmassachusetts%2F2014%2F03%2F26%2Ffirefighters-battling-alarm-fire-back-bay%2FHxw6tT2c9OJWNd0HRV6UrI%2Fstory.html&tw_i=448919753680494592&tw_p=tweetembed

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


18 posted on 03/26/2014 1:58:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: SunkenCiv

Prayers for all...


19 posted on 03/26/2014 2:38:21 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: tcrlaf
Meth Lab?

Not likely. this part of town is occupied by upper middle class and Emerson College students. Typical potheads.

20 posted on 03/26/2014 3:13:59 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: muglywump
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.

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.

Great Fire 1872

Fire History before 1859

21 posted on 03/26/2014 3:25:18 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: matt04

News report at 6:30 p.m. EDT says two firemen killed.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 3:33:45 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

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,[1] 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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoanut_Grove_fire


23 posted on 03/26/2014 3:38:02 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: kristinn

http://www.wcvb.com/news/firefighter-trapped-in-basement-in-boston-blaze/25177578

A link with images from the ABC affiliate.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 3:39:32 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: matt04

Ditto on the prayers.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The Cocoanut Grove

Certainly wins the record on body count.

26 posted on 03/26/2014 3:45:38 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: kristinn

Unfortunately, I had that feeling based on some of the scanner traffic once it got to 9 alarms.


27 posted on 03/26/2014 4:00:09 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Flshbacks to Vendome... stay safe, troops....; speedy and full recovery to the injured.


28 posted on 03/26/2014 4:04:45 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: null and void; massgopguy

You rang?


29 posted on 03/26/2014 4:21:52 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: null and void; massgopguy

BTW, I believe he is referencing some fire at a hotel.

The details I can’t recall.


30 posted on 03/26/2014 4:23:16 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: null and void; massgopguy

Hotel Vendome burned in 1972 and 9 firefighters lost their lives.

Terrible tragedy.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Vendome_fire#Aftermath


31 posted on 03/26/2014 4:24:57 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

- and FReepers.

Lived there for twenty years.


32 posted on 03/26/2014 7:51:23 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: All

Two dead.

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


33 posted on 03/26/2014 7:53:19 PM PDT by warsaw44
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