Fire

3 alarm fire in Boston, 34 Lagrange St.

Boston, MA 06/04/2014
Boston Fire Department firefighters work at a 3 alarm fire in a home on Lagrange St. in West Roxbury on Wednesday night.
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***Update*** – A fundraiser has been organized to help the families affected by this fire.  Please donate if you can at the following link: http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/please-help-family-displaced-by-fire/187355 A fire that reportedly started in the basement traveled up and consumed all floors of a 2.5 story wood frame home in West Roxbury on Wednesday night.  Boston Fire Department firefighters [...]


Funeral for Boston Firefighter Mike Kennedy

Boston, MA 04/03/2014
Firefighters salute as the casket of Firefighter Michael Kennedy is carried out of Holy Name Parish on Thursday morning.
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A Firehouse Vigil

Boston, MA 03/28/2014
The large crowd gathered on the apron for Friday's vigil honoring Firefighters Edward Walsh and Michael Kennedy applauds as Engine 30 and Ladder 25 depart, lights and sirens blaring, for a basement fire in Roslindale.
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Boston Fire Department procession

Boston, MA 03/27/2014
Boston Fire Department Firefighters from Engine 30 and Ladder 25 salute as the procession carrying the bodies of Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy passes by their firehouse on Centre St. in West Roxbury on Thursday evening.
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3 alarm fire in Newton

Newton, MA 10/29/2013
Flames that started around the chimney blow out the rear of a home at 285 Nahanton St in Newton on Tuesday night.

A fire in Newton that started around a chimney grew rapidly on Tuesday night, engulfing the roof and reaching 3 alarms before being brought under control. As I post this, the Newton Fire Department is battling another multiple alarm fire on the other side of town, its second for the night, with over 100 firefighters [...]


Brush fire in the Stony Brook Reservation

Boston, MA 10/28/2013
Probationary firefighter Tony Docanto of Engine 24 wets down smoldering sections of ground in the woods of the Stony Brook Reservation while fighting a 4 alarm brush fire on Monday morning.

October has been a dry month across New England, and the brush fires are starting to pop up left and right.  Early this morning, the Boston Fire Department responded to the Stony Brook Reservation in West Roxbury for the 3rd brush fire in as many days.  This one hit 4 alarms before being brought under [...]


3 alarm fire in Sherborn

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I was heading home from an assignment in Needham when I heard the initial call for a possible house fire in Sherborn, a town out in the dense woods of the Metro West that nothing ever happens in.  The fire was called knocked down before I arrived on the scene, but I stuck around since [...]


3 alarm fire in Hingham

Hingham, MA 02/11/2013
Firefighters carry a hose line through heavy snow at the scene of a 3 alarm house fire on East St in Hingham on Monday.
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I was finishing up a business assignment in Braintree this morning when I got the page about a house fire in Hingham.  I made my way through the snow banks to what would become a 3 alarm fire in some very challenging conditions.  Hingham firefighters are just now wrapping up as I write this… 7 [...]


Blackout in Cambridge

(Click the photo above for a gallery of 9 images) A power outage blamed on a transmission line issue left 17,000 people without power in Cambridge just before the evening rush hour yesterday.  Since this is New England in winter and the sun had just set, that meant it was a great time to be [...]


5 alarm fire burns in Allston, 62-64 Quint Ave

I was awakened by my pager early this morning to reports of a house fully involved in the dense student section of Allston.  The fire spread from the rear porch throughout the building, and the Boston Fire Department eventually struck 5 alarms to bring it under control.  The house is a total loss, with 9 [...]