BFDLogoBoston Fire Department tweeted an electrical fire forced a power shutdown at the Intercontinental Hotel & Residences on Atlantic Avenue. Guests and residents were evacuated to the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. Below are the BFD’s tweets:

  • Response to the Intercontinental Hotel at 500 Atlantic Ave at 2:00 am for a reported fire in the garage
  • Firefighters found an electrical fire in some conduits in the basement of the garage. Facilities staff unable to isolate and shut power off.
  • Hotel is 12 floors with 424 rooms. There are 130 residences above the hotel. Chief ordered a 2nd alarm to assist with total evacuation.
  • Hotels guests and residents relocated to a ballroom at the Boston Harbor Hotel, one block away. No reported injuries.
  • Determined the only way to shut off power to get the fire out was to shut power off for the entire complex, both the hotel and residences.
  • Fire companies that responded on the 2nd alarm are returned to quarters. First alarm response still on scene. Facilities shutting power off.
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