About 75 firefighters responded to 95 Commercial Wharf at 5:15 am this morning where a 2 story law office built on the water was destroyed by fire. Smoke consumed the area for hours and divers were brought in to fight the fire from under the dock. One firefighter was taken to Mass General for a rib injury and a second for smoke inhalation. The name of the law firm at the building is Saffouf Law LLP. There did not appear to be any damage to the adjacent granite Commercial Wharf buildings.
The first three images below are from Boston Fire who tweeted the incident. I took the other photos about 7:45 a.m. when the fire was still smoldering, but pretty much out.
Later today, Boston Fire said the cause was most likely a careless disposal of a cigarette by a late-night employee. Apparently, employees would use the 2nd floor balcony for cigarette breaks.
One Reply to “Fire Destroys Building at Commercial Wharf”
We were surprised to see photos of the fire on your blog. It must have been frightening to the area. Hope all improves. Fran
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