At approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14th, a blazing fire erupted in an abandoned building at 3 Stillman Place near Endicott Street and the Greenway in Boston’s North End. Flames shot out of the roof and windows from the top floors and rooftop with a plume of heavy black smoke.
Boston Fire was immediately on the scene with ladders and firefighters on the roof. Within about 15-20 minutes, the external flames were extinguished and the fire was under control in the four-story abandoned building. Officials said that fire walls helped the blaze from spreading to neighboring buildings. Two firefighters were taken to the hospital for burns and smoke inhalation.
Police officer Shana Cottone was early on the scene and found a man and dog on the second floor, according to the Boston Globe. She told them to evacuate, forced open doors in the building and found the rest of the building vacant. Cottone, off-duty at the time, was also a first responder at the 2012 Boston Marathon. She was later treated for smoke inhalation.
Images and clippings from the scene: