Boston Crews Battle Four-Alarm Apartment Fire

The close to 100 firefighters on the scene were able to contain the blaze to the three-story structure.


Boston firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze at an apartment building Tuesday night that left a woman severely burned.

Crews responded to the fire at 26 Cooper Street shortly after 11 p.m. and officials quickly called in more manpower over fears of the flames spreading to other buildings, according to The Boston Globe.

The close to 100 firefighters on the scene were able to contain the blaze to the three-story structure.

The unidentified woman was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and treated for severe burns.

No other injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported.

Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said the fire went through the roof, but was unsure whether the roof had collapsed.

The blaze was extinguished within an hour.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.