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Dryer Fire Evacuates North End Building; Resident Uses Historic Street Fire Box Alarm When 911 Fails

At approximately 5:15 a.m. on Friday, December 28th, residents of 94-96 Endicott Street were evacuated for a fire that broke out on the first floor. Boston Fire Department contained the fire to a clothes dryer and all residents were able to safely get out of the building. The dryer was part of an operation by North Read More…

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Boston Fire Dept Responds to Smoke From Sail Loft

Boston Fire Department responded on Friday morning, around 6:30am, to smoke coming from the Sail Loft restaurant, Atlantic Ave., on the North End waterfront. The owner reports that a pile of thick cardboard plates fell onto a pilot light on the stove. The cook on site called the fire department when smoke appeared. Fortunately, no one Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: Famous “Ways to Italy” Fire Alarm Pole Down on Hanover Street

The iconic fire alarm box pole on Hanover Street with Italian region signs was down on Friday afternoon. Boston Fire Department responded to the scene. Photo by Chad Jackson. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Send in your photos using our Submit a Post form, via email to info@northendwaterfront.com or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please Read More…

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Officials Detail Causes of Deadly Hanover Street Fire [Video]

Boston Fire Marshall Dep. Chief Jack Kempsey and Lt. Tom Murray provided further details regarding the deadly Hanover Street fire on Thanksgiving Eve as well as last year’s Christmas morning fire on Hull Street. The discussion was held at the December meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). On Hanover Street, the fire that Read More…

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Boston Fire Marshall Follows Up on North End Fires With Safety Measures; Fire Dog Demonstration [Video]

Following up on the deadly Thanksgiving eve fire in Boston’s North End, Fire Marshall and Deputy Chief Jack Dempsey spoke with the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) on Monday, December 11th. The recent fire was not arson according to Dempsey, but instead caused by careless use of smoking materials. The fire marshall reviewed important fire Read More…

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Boston Fire Responds to Lincoln Wharf Kitchen Incident

Lincoln Wharf residents were set to evacuate when a fire broke out, but fortunately was just a minor kitchen incident. Chris, a LW resident, shares this rundown. About 6:30pm, Saturday evening, the fire alarms rang throughout Lincoln Wharf upsetting the residents usual Saturday evening routines. A few minutes later, North End Fire Station Ladder #1 Read More…

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Video: Community Chat with Boston Fire Engine 8 (North End)

Boston Fire Department Lieutenant James White was this month’s invited guest for the Community Chat session at the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC). Lt. White hails from Engine 8 at the North End’s Hanover Street and welcomes residents to stop by the firehouse to visit and bring their kids. BFD highlights the importance of smoke Read More…

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HazMat Incident at Commercial Wharf West

Boston Fire responded to a gas alarm earlier today at Commercial Wharf West, the building with the Golden Goose. The block was evacuated for a short time. Boston Fire’s tweets tell the story (read in reverse order). BostonFire – Gas turned out to be forane. Building was ventilated and turned over to property owner at 1:00 pm. Read More…