UPDATE: The Globe says it was careless disposal of a cigarette on the fourth floor, not the barbecue on the second floor.
Channel 4 reports a 3-alarm blaze at an apartment building on the northbound side of the VFW Parkway in West Roxbury may have started when a resident decided to fire up his grill on his balcony around 3:30 p.m on one of the windiest days of the year.
The fire damaged the relatively new Marshview Place at 1522 VFW Parkway, next to the Jennifer Convertible store, and caused major traffic tie-ups when State and Boston police blocked the parkway in both directions to give fire crews easier access to the building.
Lyss reports that despite all the police cars and police, idiot Massholes kept trying to get onto the parkway at Bridge Street anyway:
... What did they not understand about the police cars and the patient officer directing traffic? (Those of us going straight on Rte. 109 were supposed to follow the traffic light.) The officer saw that the idiots were totally screwing up the traffic pattern by their insistence that they HAD to get on Rte. 1 South, that he seemed to start directing them to a sort of waiting area near the cruisers. ...