Boston Fire Box 2886, 04/30/2020

At approximately 17:35 hours, Boston Fire struck Box 2886 for 37 Morrell Street in West Roxbury. Responding companies reported thick black smoke showing while still blocks away and found heavy fire on arrival. 

A 2nd Alarm was struck, and multiple lines were stretched and charged. Heavy black smoke covered the neighborhood while companies worked the fire, with all members in the smoke advised to stay on air. All companies were advised to clear the roof and an exterior attack was taken due to structural instabilities. Shortly after this, the roof collapse in the rear of the building. 

All companies were working using multiple deck guns, ladder pipes & hand lines in an attempt to control the fire. During this fire multiple explosions were reported from the garage which is believed to be from chemicals stored in the structure. Shortly before 18:30 hours, the fire was knocked down, with some hot spots still being actively wet down.

Extensive overhauling began with a lengthy timeline ahead. During a media briefing, BFD updated the estimated damage is roughly $900,000 with seven people displaced after flooding from the water entered four near by apartments. 

Detail companies are excepted to be on scene into the night. Luckily all parties were able to escape the fire, with no reported injuries from both the civilians and fire personnel. 

BFD Fire Investigation Unit will continue to investigate the cause and details surrounding the incident. Boston Police and Boston EMS were present to assist as needed with any issues that arose.

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