The Boston Fire Department reports embers from a fireplace ignited wooden beams at 25 Worcester Square this morning, sparking a fire that caused an estimated $500,000 in damage.
Firefighters responded around 8:52 a.m. and found fire on both the fifth and fourth floors. The cause was traced to a fifth-floor fireplace:
There was no fire in the fireplace at the time of the fire. Smoldering embers over time under the hearth of the fireplace.
One firefighter was taken to a local hospital with a cut finger. No residents were injured.