A fire broke out early Wednesday morning in Newmarket Square, at the new tent city location on Methadone Mile. Pictures sent into Live Boston show a raging on engulfing several tents at approximately 03:30.
According to sources, the fire was first spotted by BFD assets which were monitoring the tent city due to heightened concerns. At this time no further information has been provided and the cause is still under investigation.
The South End-Roxbury Community Partnership reports people are stealing and filling up propane tanks to stay warm. The group says this is what led to the fire.