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Two-alarm fire empties building on Summer Street next to South Station

Firefighter at Summer Street fire in Boston

Fire scene. Photo by Joe Ruscio.

The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries from a two-alarm fire that erupted shortly after noon in a basement electrical vault at 245 Summer St. - the former Stone & Webster building between South Station and the postal annex.

The department reports 2,500 people in the 12-story building were evacuated safely without any injuries. One firefighter suffered injuries not considered life threatening and was taken to a local hospital, the department says.

Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the electrical vault.

Many of the workers lined up on the Summer Street bridge and watched the firefighters in action (photo by Dave Wedge):

Watching Boston firefighters on Summer Street
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It may have been a "fault" causing the fire in the Vault.

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All my vault, um, fault. Fixed.

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Oh my...

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities website
https://eeaonline.eea.state.ma.us/DPU/Fileroom/Hearings/ByDate

The webpage lists upcoming public hearings, evidentiary hearings, and technical conferences with docket numbers.

For example, there is an evidentiary hearing in
D.P.U. 18-127 relating to Eversource 10am Thursday, December 20, 2018

and a technical conference in D.P.U. 17-140 relating to Eversource,
1pm Thursday December 20
both located at One South Station 5th Floor, Boston Massachusetts 02110

Documents related to filings in docketed matters may be accessed either by browsing for documents by industry (e.g., Electric or Rates) at http://web1.env.state.ma.us/DPU/FileRoom/dockets/byindustry

or by looking up the docket by its number in the docket database
at (insert 18-127) http://web1.env.state.ma.us/DPU/FileRoom/dockets/bynumber

Documents related to filings by a specific petitioner can be accessed at https://eeaonline.eea.state.ma.us/DPU/Fileroom/dockets/bypetitioner

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What does this have to do with the fire?

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>"Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the electrical vault"

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...nothing.

Don, don't you have someone at the BPL to agitate?

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So is this a Fidelity building as the other news outlets are showing?

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