A concerned citizen filed a complaint about a gaslight at Arlington and Beacon this afternoon:
Gas lantern appears to be on fire.
One can only hope he or she called 911 first.
The fire Department was there. I walked by at 6:10 and was waiting for a friend a block away until 6:45. There were 3 firemen all just standing there watching it burn the whole time.
They might have been waiting for National Grid to show up to shut off the gas. Same thing happens when transformers blow up - firefighters stand there, making sure the fire doesn't spread, but waiting for NStar to turn off the power.
between Mass Ave and Kenmore Square years ago. My friend and I were marveling at how cute and authentic the gas lamp was, until we realized it was actually an electric lamp and somehow, the bulb was on fire.