A 4-alarm fire broke out on the first floor of 26 Cooper Street near the N. Margin Street intersection in Boston’s North End shortly after 11pm on Tuesday night. The fire quickly climbed to the roof of the building causing flames to burst out of windows “as seen in the movies,” said one witness. One person was taken to the hospital with burns, according to BFD. Two women found their egress locked and jumped from windows to the arms of residents below.
Boston Fire responded in minutes, taking an aggressive approach to avoid having the fire spread to neighboring buildings. They were able to extinguish the fire about a half hour later with about 100 firefighters on the scene. BFD estimates about $1 million of damage. Thirteen residents were displaced from the building. Many in neighboring buildings also moved out for the night due to the smell of smoke. More details and photos in the “Storify” segment below.
Fire on North End’s Cooper Street
Storified by NorthEndWaterfront.com · Tue, Sep 04 2012 21:11:29
Fire on Cooper St. in North End. RT @BostonFire One occupant transported by Boston EMS to Mass General with burns.Noah Leavitt
@universalhub – HUGE fire in the North End! Corner of Cooper and N Margin. http://pic.twitter.com/KgVny1OmATF
MA | BOSTON |**4TH ALARM**| 26 COOPER ST. | FIRE ON ALL FLOORS & THROUGH THE ROOF OF A 4 STORY 40X60 BRICK. 6 LIN… http://bit.ly/LcAqDsusemergalerts
RT @PaulDabene: @alertnewengland Fire, Cooper Street, Boston http://pic.twitter.com/YZZ53OnnSteve
(WHDH) 4-alarm fire breaks out in North End: BOSTON — A 4-alarm fire broke out on Cooper Street in the North En… http://bit.ly/Tgni2GBostonNewsSource
4TH ALARM BOSTON, MA – 26 COOPER ST : I/C REQUEST THE 4TH ALARM FIRE ALL FLRS & ROOF OF A 4 STORY BRICK I/C REPORTS EXTERIOR OPS ONLYBob
RT @kgreeley: HUGE fire on Cooper – http://twitpic.com/ar853i #northend #4alarm #scaryBrendan Brennan
Boston MA, update: 4th alarm being struck for the Cooper St fire, firefighters forced out, fire is taking over.Steve
RT @1RWN: 4th Alarm Boston, MA Box 1212 60 Cooper St (North End) B/O Deputy Chief Finn. Fire all floors of 4 story brick.6 lines S&O …Thomas Schifini
View of fire trucks from wiget st. For fire on cooper st. In north end http://pic.twitter.com/cML37nKmJackSullivan19
Great work by Bostons bravest tonight in the north end @bostonfireDept huge fire knocked down on Cooper and north marginAndrew deGaravilla
View of the cooper steet fire from my apt. Could smell the smoke from the open windows #northend #scary http://pic.twitter.com/FMSC9hUgjenny_kowalski
Second night in North End and there’s a huge fire on Cooper St. This has turned out to be quite an exciting night. Hoping everyone is safe!Jennie White
Update Boston 4 alarm Fire for 26 Cooper St, exterior attack http://via.me/-4rp7hlgEngineCo.3
Bravo Zulu to the men and women of the Boston Fire Department, great job stopping the fire on Cooper Street tonight.Steve
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