Boston Fire Department

  • Joseph Finn Mar 2

    Boston Fire Commissioner Finn Announces Retirement

    Boston’s longtime fire commissioner has announced he is retiring after more than three decades working for the department. Commissioner Joseph Finn announced on Twitter Monday that his last day on the job would be March 12. Finn, 56, served as the commissioner for 5-1/2 years after being named to the post by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. He had served as…

  • Hyde Park Mar 1

    Multiple Displaced from Fire in Hyde Park

    Eight adults and three children are displaced after a multi-alarm fire in Hyde Park late afternoon on Saturday.  The building fire occurred on Readville Street and went through the roof.  The blaze was knocked down and occupants of the building were safely evacuated.  Residents of the building are displaced. The American Red Cross of Massachusetts and Boston Fire Department...

  • Pond Rescue Feb 16

    Woman, Dog Rescued From Icy Pond by Boston Firefighters

    Boston firefighters rescued a woman who fell through the ice at a pond on Saturday while chasing after her dog, officials said. Firefighters responded to Franklin Park around 4:45 p.m. for reports of a woman who fell through the ice. The woman was stuck on an island when officials arrived, the Boston Fire Department said on Twitter. Technical rescue members…


    Boston Firefighters Make New Year’s Eve Elevator Rescue

    It was a rocky start to New Year’s Eve in Jamaica Plain.  Boston firefighters responded to 60 Bickford St. when two people were trapped inside a blind shaft elevator. This took place around 6:20 p.m. Crews made the rescue by using a ladder, harnesses and a hoist system.  There were no injuries reported in this rescue.

  • EAST BOSTON Dec 24, 2019

    2-Alarm Fire Displaces 4 East Boston Residents

    A heavy, two-alarm fire in East Boston displaced four residents from their homes late Monday evening, authorities said. When Boston fire crews arrived at the scene around 11:25 p.m., they observed flames from the basement to the top floor at 296 Princeton St. The building at 294 Princeton St. also suffered damage, according to the Boston Fire Department. One firefighter…

  • boston hazmat Dec 22, 2019

    Truck Carrying Electrical Transformers Hits Bridge on Storrow Drive

    A hazmat team responded to Storrow Drive Sunday after an overheight truck carrying transformers struck the Longfellow Bridge near Charles Circle, forcing officials to shut down part of the busy Boston parkway. Massachusetts State Police closed Storrow Drive eastbound at Charles Circle and Boston police have been diverting traffic since the 9:40 a.m. incident. The hazmat team was called when…

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Mar 4, 2019

    Hazmat Situation at Brigham and Women’s

    Three floors of a building at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston were evacuated after a chemical spill.

  • BOSTON Nov 16, 2019

    Hazmat Response in Boston After Steam Line Sprayed Unknown Debris

    Crews remain at the scene of a hazmat situation in downtown Boston after a steam line rupture sent an unknown debris spraying into the air early Saturday morning, police and fire officials said. Boston Fire Department spokesman Brian Alkins told The Boston Globe that officials were concerned the substance may be asbestos.

  • Red Cross Oct 12, 2019

    Explosion, Gas-Fed Fire Displaces 150 People in Boston

    An explosion and fire in a residential building in Mattapan on Saturday displaced 150 people, according to the Boston Fire Department. Authorities responded to the incident at 110 Livermore Street, a 40-unit residential building, early Saturday afternoon, where they found a gas-fed fire in the laundry room. The fire and explosions caused about $200,000 in damages.

  • BOSTON Oct 11, 2019

    Gas Leak Prompts Building Evacuation in Boston

    Residents of a Roxbury building that was evacuated due to a gas leak Friday morning are allowed to return after fire crews determined the structure is safe. The Boston Fire Department said authorities responded to a gas leak at 9:50 a.m. at a building on 1065 Tremont St. The National Grid responded and shut down the leak safely, fire crews said.

  • Massachusetts Sep 3, 2019

    Elevator Worker Dies in Industrial Accident at TripAdvisor Headquarters in Needham, Massachusetts

    Authorities said Tuesday an elevator company worker had died at the TripAdvisor headquarters in Needham, Massachusetts in an industrial accident.

  • BOSTON Aug 19, 2019

    Person Confirmed Dead After Dorchester House Catches Fire

    A person has been confirmed dead after a fire Monday morning at a multi-family home in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. Police said around 6:45 p.m. that a person had died, but they did not have any further information. Earlier Monday, fire officials said three people were hospitalized and two more were treated at the scene for injuries. A dog was also...

  • BOSTON Jul 21, 2019

    5-Alarm Fire Breaks Out in Dorchester Amid Excessive Heat Warning

    The Boston Fire Department responded Sunday afternoon to a 5-alarm blaze in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood. The fire broke out around 3:45 p.m. Sunday at 439 Quincy Street.

  • Massachusetts Jul 19, 2019

    WATCH: Footage From MBTA Shows Red Line Derailment

    NBC10 Boston has obtained previously unreleased footage from last month’s derailment of a train on the MBTA Red Line. The line’s signal system was seriously damaged after the train went off the tracks at JFK/UMass Station on June 11, sparking criticism of the MBTA as well as repair work transportation officials expected to last through the summer. In the newly...

  • John Moroney Jul 3, 2019

    200 Residents Evacuated From 10-Story Allston Residence After Water Leak

    Some 200 people were forced to evacuate a 10-story residential building in Boston early Wednesday after a water main break caused a chaotic scene, authorities said. Authorities said a tenant on the fourth floor of 11-15 North Beacon St. in Allston was replacing a kitchen faucet around midnight when a high-pressure water line ruptured, leaving the resident with minor burns.

  • BOSTON Jun 26, 2019

    Fire Response at MBTA Blue Line Sparks Delays

    Shuttle buses had to replace service between a few MBTA Blue Line stations as firefighters investigated a report of a blaze Wednesday morning. The Boston Fire Department said crews received a call at about 9 a.m. for a fire at the Aquarium station. Arcing cables were seen next to the third rail at the station, officials said.

  • dorchester Jun 16, 2019

    9-Alarm Fire in Boston Remains Under Investigation

    The cause of a fire that reached nine alarms in Dorchester on Saturday remains under investigation.

  • dorchester Jun 15, 2019

    9-Alarm Fire in Boston, 8 Homes Affected

    A vacant building in Dorchester caught on fire on Saturday. The fire in the building located at 39 Old Morton St. has now spread to “several adjacent buildings” according to the Boston Fire Department.

  • dorchester Jun 15, 2019

    9-Alarm Fire in Boston, 8 Homes Affected

    A vacant building in Dorchester caught on fire on Saturday. The fire in the building located at 39 Old Morton St. has now spread to “several adjacent buildings” according to the Boston Fire Department.

  • BOSTON Jun 11, 2019

    Red Line Service Restored Following Derailment; Delays Still Expected

    MBTA officials announced Tuesday afternoon that Red Line service to Ashmont and Braintree has been restored following a train derailment earlier in the day. Despite the restoration, commuters were being advised of train switches for the evening commute. MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said officials are still investigating why the third car of the northbound train went off the tracks,...

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