Fire Breaks Out in Boiler Room of The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe's main building was evacuated for about an hour on Tuesday after a fire broke out in a boiler room.


BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Globe's main building was evacuated for about an hour on Tuesday after a fire broke out in a boiler room.

The fire was reported just after 5 p.m. and was contained to the boiler room at the back of the building on the ground floor, newspaper spokesman BMaynard Scarborough said.

The building's sprinkler system gave firefighters who responded a head start in extinguishing the one-alarm fire, he said.

There were no injuries.

Globe operations were not affected, he said.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire or the estimated cost of damages.