8 Boston firefighters injured battling 9-alarm fire


By Fire Chief staff

BOSTON — At least eight firefighters have been injured in a nine-alarm fire Wednesday afternoon.

Boston Globe reported that firefighters responded to the building, a 4-story brick brownstone, where a fire extended upward from the basement.

All eight firefighters have been taken to area hospitals and the extent of their injuries is unclear, according to Boston EMS.

In radio conversations, firefighters were heard asking for help getting more water and being ordered out of the building. They quickly requested an increase in the number of firefighters sent to the scene, according to the report.

Kirby Paulson, 16, said the entire neighborhood is “smoked out.”

“I heard people screaming, ‘Get an ambulance! Get an ambulance!’”

“Beacon Street is filled with fire trucks and EMS vehicles,” said Tim Fitzgerald, who works at an office down the street. “It’s so windy that smoke is pouring out of the building.”

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  • Gregory Coelho

    My prayers go out to the firemen of Boston finest These are my true heroes God bless you all and your families


  • Leevi

    Leevi Frint
    My prayers got out to the firefighters of Boston and good bless you all and the firefighters families too.