The Boston Fire Department is once again blaming "careless disposal of smoking material" for a major fire, this time a two-alarm blaze at 22 Gaylord St. in Dorchester that displaced two people and did an estimated $200,000 in damage.
The fire broke out around 5:20 p.m. in a second-floor bedroom, the department says.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that broke out around 6:30 a.m. at 87 Linden St. killed one resident, injured nine more and sent six firefighters to the hospital. BU Today reports the dead person was a BU student.
The Boston Fire Department says the injured residents and firefighters are expected to live. The department reports one resident jumped out a window to escape the flames; three others were brought down on ladders.
WBZ reports three firefighters were injured falling from the second to the first floor.
A fire reported around 3:40 a.m. at 15 Evelyn St. sent three firefighters to the hospital and did an estimated $500,000 in damage, according to the Boston Fire Department. One firefighter suffered heat exhaustion, another back injuries and a third burns to his knee.
The Red Cross reports it is providing aid to four adults and one child displaced, but not injured, by the fire.
The fire got bad enough that firefighters were ordered out of the building.
Fire officials say the cause and point of origin of the fire remains under investigation.
The Boston Fire Department reports tonight:
On Patriots Day, 6 minutes after the bomb explosion at 2:50pm, we responded for a building fire at the JFK Library in Dorchester. We had a fire at an outside area of the library. Investigators have determined the cause was careless disposal of smoking material.
Around 11:30 a.m., Sean Olson reports. The T reports it's the Ashmont line that's affected.
UPDATE: Firefighters off the tracks around 11:50 a.m.
A basement trash fire sent flames shooting up an old trash-chute system at 3 Monadnock St., causing fires to break out on the fourth and fifth floors of the six-story building, the Boston Fire Department reports.
An estimated 50 people had to be evacuated from the building after what turned into a three-alarm fire was reported around 10:40 a.m.; nobody was injured.
The Boston Fire Department reports the cause of the roof fire that did an estimated $1 million in damage to 182 Beacon St. in the Back Bay yesterday:
Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the roof deck fire at 182 Beacon St. to be careless disposal of a cigarette. Specifically, on the roof deck was a flower pot being used as an ashtray.
Fire caused by smoking material that came in contact with a sofa and clothes. Sprinkler activated and contained fire.
Damage at the one-alarm fire was estimated at $10,000; there were no injuries.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in at 5:36 p.m. at 96 Chelsea St. did an estimated $200,000.
Two firefighters were taken to Mass. General, the department says, adding five of the building's six apartments were unoccupied to allow for renovations.
The cause remains under investigation.
For the second time in less than a week, the Fens behind the Boston Fire Department fire-alarm center caught fire, shortly after 7:15 p.m. today. As with the last fire, firefighters made quick work of the flaming reeds, although unlike last time, firefighters didn't find somebody floating in the water past the reeds. However, the department did call in its arson investigators to help figure out what caused the fire.
Meanwhile, BFD spokesman Steve MacDonald reports the man pulled out of the water after the Saturday fire has died. Both the cause of his death and the fire remain under investigation.
The Boston Fire Department reports a short circuit in the basement of the Real Deal Jamaican Restaurant started a four-alarm fire around 11:25 a.m. that ended up doing an estimated $500,000 in damage to the restaurant and neighboring stores. One firefighter suffered neck and back injuries; nobody in the stores was injured.
The Boston Fire Department's arson squad is investigating a first-floor fire at 170 Maverick St., reported around 9 p.m. that sent a woman to the hospital with serious burns. The Red Cross estimates 45 people were briefly displaced by the fire before being allowed back into their homes.
First around 9:15 at Tremont and Park and then around 11:25 at Dartmouth and Newbury.
The fire spread through ductwork to the fourth floor of the five-story brownstone, the department reports.
Around 10:20 a.m., after the bulk of the fire had been knocked down, the third-floor ceiling collapsed, likely because of the weight of water used to combat the fire; no firefighters were underneath it.
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 49 Mather St. late last night quickly went to three alarms and sent two residents and two firefighters to the hospital. One resident was rescued from a top floor of the multi-family building via a department aerial ladder.
The department says one of the injured residents suffered burns, the other smoke inhalation. Roughly 15-20 residents were displaced. One firefighter suffered facial burns, the other a groin injury.
Damage was estimated at $400,000; the cause remains under investigation.
Firefighters are at 8 Whittier Pl., where a transformer exploded around 8:45 p.m., sending flames into ductwork in the building's garage. The situation went to two alarms, but firefighters had residents stay in place. One resident of 6 Whittier Pl. was rescued from a dead elevator.
Firefighters rushed to 269 Sumner St., a three-story residential and commercial building at the corner with Orleans Street - just 50 yards from a firehouse. Firefighters were ordered off the roof.
The Fire Department reports 21 residents were displaced. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.