“BOSTON â€”One person is unaccounted for and at least 18 others, including several firefighters, were taken to local hospitals Wednesday after a nine-alarm fire broke out in a Boston brownstone on Beacon Street.
Officials have not said if the missing person was a firefighter or a civilian.
The fire broke out in the basement of 298 Beacon St. at about 2:45 p.m. and quickly grew to a nine-alarm blaze.Â A firefighter in the basement made a mayday call.
“The fire rapidly advanced throughout the floors,” said Boston Fire’s Steve MacDonald.Â “It is still raging from the inside.”
High winds were fanning the flames, hampering the crews’ efforts to knock it down. MacDonald said there were more than 150 firefighters at the scene.
“Right now, we are trying to keep it from spreading and make sure we have everyone,” MacDonald said. Â Full Story….
“UPDATED- REPORTED 5 MEMBERS INJURED 1 REPORTED SERIOUS
Â UPDATED- 1614 COLLAPSE ZONE ESTABLISHED- AT LEAST 4 MEMBERS INJURED
UPDATED- 1541 REPORTING FIRE THRU THE ROOF- Â DEFENSIVE OPS
UPDATED-1521- 1 MEMBER PULLED REQ EMS
UPDATED 1515- 9TH ALARM NOW STRUCK- EVACUATIONS NOW ORDERED
BREAKING- BOX 1579 â€“ 6th and 7th Alarm now requested for Engine Company 33 personnel trapped in the basement Â Continued…..