Fire

Colonial Avenue fire displaces 14 in two homes; smoker blamed

Colonial Avenue fire.

46 Colonial Ave. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters rushed to 46 Colonial Ave. around 1:40 a.m., Sunday, for a fire that eventually went to four alarms and consumed parts of each of the building's three floors - and part of the exterior of the neighboring 42 Colonial Ave.  Read more

Two-alarm fire in Mattapan three decker displaces 18

Inside 742 River St. Photo by BFD.

A two-alarm fire at 742 River St. on Monday sent one firefighter to the hospital with a cut and brought the American Red Cross in to help find temporary housing for 18 residents.

The fire, reported around 7:30 p.m., did an estimated $250,000 in damage according to the Boston Fire Department, which says the cause remains under investigation.

Hancock Street fire goes to two alarms, causes extensive damage

Fire on Hancock Street

271 Hancock St. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire that broke out around 5 p.m. on Sunday at 271 Hancock St. did an estimated $350,000 in damage.

The cause of the fire, which broke through the roof, is under investigation.

Four-alarm fire damages Harvard Street stores

125 Harvard St. fire

The scene at 125 Harvard St. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a short circuit in the basement of the Real Deal Jamaican Restaurant started a four-alarm fire around 11:25 a.m. Tuesday that ended up doing an estimated $500,000 in damage to the restaurant and neighboring stores.

One firefighter suffered neck and back injuries; nobody in the stores was injured.

Three-alarm fire injures four

Ice build up at Mather Street.

Ice built up quickly at Mather Street. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 49 Mather St. late last night quickly went to three alarms and sent two residents and two firefighters to the hospital. One resident was rescued from a top floor of the multi-family building via a department aerial ladder.  Read more

Early morning fires ravage Mattapan three decker, Freeport Street furniture warehouse

The Boston Fire Department reports 12 people were forced out of 16 Estella St. in Mattapan when a two-alarm fire broke out around 2 a.m.

The Red Cross was called in to help residents find new lodgings for the night. One firefighter suffered burns, the department says, adding that the fire caused an estimated $500,000 in damage and that its cause remains under investigation.  Read more

Five-alarm fire rips through Fairmount Street three decker

Photo by BFD.

Five firefighters have been injured battling a large fire at 5 Fairmount St. that broke out shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday in the basement, the Boston Fire Department.

All are expected to survive, as are two civilians also taken to the hospital, the department says.

Lightning may have caused Milton Avenue fire

Milton Avenue attic

Firefighters at 101 Milton Ave. Photo by BFD.

As the second of two afternoon storms barreled through Dorchester Wednesday afternoon, firefighters responded to an attic and roof fire at 101 Milton Avenue.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fast response kept the fire from spreading past the attic. No injuries were reported.

Two-alarm fire strikes Uphams Corner three deckers

Dean Street fire aftermath.

Dean Street aftermath. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked a two-alarm fire that damaged three addresses on Dean Street in Dorchester, displacing nine residents and sending two firefighters to the hospital.

The fire, reported around 5:40 p.m. at 23 Dean St., did an estimated $300,000 in damage to 21-23 Dean and $50,000 in damage to 27 Dean St., the department says.

Dorchester Yacht Club pier catches on fire

Yacht club fire.

Firefighters at the yacht club. Photo by BFD.

A pier fire at the Dorchester Yacht Club off the Southeast Expressway erupted late Wednesday afternoon and went to two alarms because of the difficulty of fighting it, the Boston Fire Department reports.  Read more