1ST Responder Newspaper - NE
7-Alarm Fire Rips Through Boston Apartment Building Boston, MA - During a rainy, early-season Nor'easter in Boston on October 27th, Boston Fire Alarm received calls for a building fire on Hemenway Street. First-due Engine 37 JUMP TO FILE# reported smoke and 103118110 fire showing from the middle floors of a five-story brick apartment building. Crews immediately began rescuing residents from the upper floors in the back alley. A second and third alarm were quickly struck due to the size of the fire, the rescues being made, and the weather. Additional alarms were eventually struck, bringing a seventh-alarm response to the scene. Companies remained on scene into the night. The building was a total loss, with an estimated $10 million in damages and more than 100 people displaced, mostly area college students. It was later determined that the cause of the fire was electrical. - SEAN FESKO
Boston firefighters battle a 7-alarm fire during a Nor'easter storm.