This is from the fire yesterday on Beacon Street in Brookline, Massachusetts. IAFF Local 950 has posted a picture on Facebook taken earlier in the fire showing fire on the ground floor (the fire started in the basement). Click here.
The four-alarm blaze broke out around 9 a.m. in the basement of the Beacon Street residence, then shot upward, engulfing the upper floors, officials said. A number of residents narrowly escaped the fire, rushing from their homes through heavy smoke or scaling down the fire escape, but all made it out safely.
One woman in her 20s was hospitalized for smoke inhalation, and four firefighters were treated for minor injuries, fire officials said.
Authorities are probing what sparked a four-alarm blaze that gutted a Brookline apartment building yesterday but miraculously injured none of the residents, many of whom scampered out a back entrance before a fireball shot out the front door, witnesses and officials said.
Brookline Fire Chief Paul Ford said it appears the fire started in the basement and moved quickly through the structure’s walls before engulfing parts of the third and fourth floors.
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- UPDATED Fireground audio: Maydays at two Baltimore fires overnight. Three firefighters hurt & five civilians dead. – October 11, 2012
- Mayday in Chicago. Firefighter fell through floor of vacant building on South Side. – November 16, 2012
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