Fire burns through Mass. Ave. roof deck

492 Mass. Ave. fire. Photo by Dave Manley.492 Mass. Ave. fire. Photo by Dave Manley.

A roof-deck fire atop the seven-story 492 Mass. Ave. quickly went to two alarms after it broke out shortly before 9 p.m. The fire was declared knocked down at 9:04 p.m.

UPDATE: The Boston Fire Department reports the fire started with an illegal charcoal grill and did an estimated $200,000 in damage. "As we do many, many times; a reminder that grills in Boston are not allowed on roof decks."

The street scene. Photo by MNThe street scene. Photo by MN.

492 Mass. Ave. Photo by Ryan FoxFire could be seen at some distance. Photo by Ryan Fox.

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    Ooh, love it when the

    Ooh, love it when the sidewalk smokers start up (though, I wouldn't necessarily like it if it were right next to my house.) If you walk by with some beer, you are suddenly part of the family. Love how that works!

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