For the second time in two nights, firefighters battle a 2nd Alarm fire in the City of Boston. This time in the Roslindale section of the city. At approximately 18:47 Hours on Tuesday, November 8th, Box 2617 was struck after Boston’s Fire Alarm Communications Center began receiving multiple 911 calls for reports of a building fire at 3927 Washington St.
Engine 28, the first arriving company, reported fire showing from the third floor a “triple decker” home. As the first arriving Chief, Car 12 took command of the incident, interior companies reported that they found people still in the building on the second floor.
A second alarm was struck by District 12 Chief Vinitsky, quickly bringing additional resources to the scene. As the fire progressed, companies found the rear of the building to be heavily involved in flames creating not only access issues but also a concern that the rear porches would burn through.
With the fire spread throughout the building and burning through the roof, Boston Firefighters made an aggressive, coordinated and thorough attack and were able to knock down the fire and minimize damage to neighboring buildings.
As initial 1st and 2nd alarm companies began to make up and clear the scene, detail companies consisting of an Engine and a Ladder were brought in to remain on scene and “wet down” any hotspots that may have been missed that could cause a rekindle.
Companies were successful in evacuating the residents that were still inside and thankfully there were no injuries to either residents or firefighters. A total of 10 adults and 5 children as well as 4 cats were unfortunately displaced by this fire but are receiving assistance from the Boston Fire Victims Assistance Unit.
At this time the Boston Fire Investigation Unit is investigating to determine the cause of the fire. Damages have been estimated at approximately $750,000.