Boston, MA - Two firefighters were recently hurt after a fire broke out inside a brownstone building. The building was in Boston’s South End. Twenty-nine of the residents living in the building were forced to evacuate their homes and have since then been displaced. The fire occurred on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.
The five-story building that was involved in this incident was located at 534 Columbus Avenue near Worcester Street in Boston. At around 2:30 p.m., officials started getting calls of a reported fire. Smoke was pouring into the air quickly according to the Boston Fire Department.
The fire was contained after some time. Though residents were not killed during the fire, the twenty-nine that were displaced are forced to seek shelter elsewhere. The fire reportedly caused approximately $750,000 worth of damage.
Two of the firefighters called to the scene of the fire were transported from 534 Columbus Avenue to a local hospital after being injured. Though the injuries were not life-threatening, precautions had to be taken just in case something were to have gone wrong. None-life-threatening injuries were not called in or reported regarding any of the residents at this time. No hospital visits were accounted for and ambulances had not taken anyone away from the scene in a panic.
All twenty-nine residents that were in the building at the time of the fire had the chance to get out of the building safely, and so they did. No further injuries were reported.
All immediate areas were essentially blocked off and warnings of traffic were sent out to the locals.
Detail companies remained on scene for quite some time.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation as of now. No new leads have developed. Whether the fire was an accident or planned is unknown. Residents have not come forward to give the police or fire department any statements yet.
The case will stay under investigation until further notice by the Boston officials involved. If anyone knows any important information regarding the fire, they are encouraged to call their local police department.