Early Friday morning, Boston Fire began responding to calls of Dumpster Fires throughout the Fenway area. These fires were quickly extinguished, however it was simply a lucky day, with these dangerous fires not extending to buildings or vehicles and causing greater damage.
Calls originated shortly before 04:30 hours with calls for a dumpster on fire in the rear of 117 Park Drive, across the street from the Fens. While firefighters were wrapping up at the first call, additional 911 calls began coming in for a dumpster fire in the rear of Star Market on Boylston Street, firefighters located not one but two dumpsters fully engulfed in Alley behind the store at approximately 04:45 hours. About two hours later, at 06:35 hours, firefighters responded back to the same area of Kilmarnock Street for yet another dumpster fire.
Due to the suspected malicious intentions of those who set the fires, Boston Police and Boston Fire FIU were called to investigate. FIU investigators could be seen scouring the area in what we assume were attempts to locate evidence as well as photographing the charred dumpsters. At this time the investigation is ongoing with Boston Police confirming there have been no arrests and that at this time there is no suspect information available.
The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation can do so by calling the Boston Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit at (617) 343-3324 or anonymously at the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).