Boston firefighters were able to quickly battle a fire on Abbot Street yesterday thanks to a local resident who had shoveled out the hydrant across the street after the latest snow.
Boston Police, who arrived at 23 Abbot St. along with firefighters, praised Randle Roache
The building was quickly evacuated; the fire put out, and - most importantly - there were no reports of any serious injury among the 17 residents displaced by the fire. One of our officers was so impressed by Mr. Roache's kind and considerate act that he politely approached and asked him if he could take a picture of him standing next to the shoveled-out hydrant. As you can see by the photo, Mr. Roache was more than happy to oblige. As the officer was leaving, he again thanked Mr. Roach for doing the right thing. To which, Mr. Roache responded: "I always keep it clean."