Police & Fire

Small Fire at Salem & Parmenter Caused by Smoking Disposal

It has not been a good year so far for fires in the North End. Last month, it was the hoverboard fire on Hanover Street, and a utility room fire on North Street before that.

This weekend, Boston Fire Department said “careless disposal of smoking material” caused a small blaze early last Saturday morning in the rear of 28 Parmenter Street, according to a report on Universal Hub. Damage is only $5,000 to the one-story extension on the roof.

Two stores on Salem Street were temporarily closed, Boston Common Coffee and the North End Fish Market.