The Boston Fire Department is currently battling a 9-alarm fire in the 200 block of Beacon Street in the Back Bay. At least five firefighters have been injured, according to The Boston Globe:
Nick Martin, a Boston EMS spokesman, said two firefighters had been transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, while three others were being evaluated at the scene. It wasn’t clear whether other firefighters might also be injured.
WCVB-TV is reporting that winds are gusting up to 45 mph: Read More at Boston.com
Boston EMS spokesman Nick Martin says two firefighters have been taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital with burns and three more firefighters are being evaluated at the scene. He says more people may be taken to the hospital but it’s a very active scene.
The Boston Fire Department says on Twitter that the fire started in the basement and extended up. Source FOX News
At least eight firefighters have been injured while battling a 9-alarm, wind-whipped blaze that broke out in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.
The inferno began in the basement of a four-story brownstone at 298 Beacon St. around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, the Boston Fire Department tweeted. It since spread up through all the floors and out through the roof.
Eight firefighters have been taken to area hospitals, according to Boston EMS, but the extent of their injuries is unclear.
One firefighter was in cardiac arrest as his desperate colleagues loaded him into an amublance, WCVB-TV reported. Source: Daily News