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Fire at homeless encampment shuts a Charlesgate ramp off Storrow Drive

Fire under the ramp

Photo by George Lewis.

Boston firefighters responded to a ramp from Storrow Drive at Commonwealth Avenue for a fire under the ramp around 6:20 p.m.

George Lewis, out for a quick dog walk then, snapped the photo just a few hours after filing a 311 complaint about the location and the three men he saw there:

This area needs to be patrolled and the drug activity stopped. The area under the off ramp needs to be properly fenced off to stop it and the associated trash, bikes, and stolen property.

Boston Fire requested a MassDOT engineer to make sure the fire, which it quickly doused, did not damage the bridge.

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One can only wish that the Bowker Overpass were fatally damaged and removed forever. But I agree with this 311 complaint, it's as though nobody remembers the incident under the BU Bridge last year. Some elected officials and courts seem to overemphasize the rights of individuals to degrade public spaces and cause dangerous situations.

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…: from predatory real estate developers?

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Some of them have bicycles.

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That's a start.

How about building more housing in your neighborhood so there is more to go around?

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