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City Employee Helps Woman to Safety in North End Fire

A 19-year veteran of the city’s Transportation Department, Jay Richards was “Johnny on the Spot” while on duty in the North End, when a fire broke out August 3rd on the 6th floor of a Burroughs Wharf condo. The assistant parking enforcement supervisor ran down Battery Street, where he was knocking on doors, telling people Read More…

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Fire Erupts on Roof at Burroughs Wharf

Crews battle fire along Battery Street in N End. #7News pic.twitter.com/eIoaGmpp7r — Eric Kane (@EricKaneTV) August 3, 2017 Boston Fire Department responded to a 2-alarm fire seen on the roof of Burroughs Wharf at 50 Battery Street in Boston’s North End. Flames were seen on the roof facing Commercial Street and BFD tweeted they had 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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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 Read More…

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Hoverboard Starts Heavy Fire at 406 Hanover Street

Boston Fire Department responded to a 1 alarm fire on Sunday night at 406 Hanover Street in the North End. With fire showing from the 3rd floor on arrival, BFD quickly knocked it down according to @BostonFire reports. BFD stated that preliminary investigation showed the fire was started by a hoverboard in the condo. Residents were Read More…

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Utility Room Fire on North Street

Boston Fire Department reported that call box 1241 was struck this morning at 6:20 a.m. for a fire in the utility room in the basement at 274 North Street, a 5-story brick apartment building. BFD stretched one line and knocked down the fire. Power was cutoff to the building displacing the current residents.

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Frigid Valentine’s Day Manhole Fires Cause Power Outages

Boston Fire responded to underground manhole fires likely caused by cold-related transformer troubles in the North End and East Boston on Sunday, according to Eversource. Approximately 100 people lost power due to an underground manhole fire near the intersection of Prince and Salem Streets in the North End. Electrical equipment troubles are also believed to have Read More…

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Boston Fire Responds to North Bennet Street, Site of Eliot School Expansion; Fireman Hurt

Boston Fire Department responded to North Bennet Street where smoke was visible but no flames, at least from the exterior. The vacant building is under construction for the expansion of the BPS Eliot K-8 Innovation School. Unconfirmed word from from the scene attributes the accident to a welding fire. Evidently they have removed much of the wood Read More…

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Disaster Averted as Trash Fire Squashed on Thacher Street

A quick thinking manager at Pizzeria Regina put out a trash fire at 13 Thacher Street on Friday morning. Janine Coppola shares this photo noting that it could have really become a serious fire since there was a huge pile of trash in the pile. Neighbors allege someone from 13 Thacher put something that was already on fire on Read More…

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Hull Street Fire Near Old North Church; Residents Thank Good Samaritan and Boston Fire

A fire broke out early Saturday morning on Hull Street, up the block from Old North Church on the Freedom Trail in Boston’s North End. Residents are crediting a passerby for noticing it early on the roof, alerting those inside and the Boston Fire Department. (Photos above by Brendan O’Brien.) A building resident, Leo, shares Read More…