Boston Crews Battle Two-Alarm Apartment Fire

A two-alarm apartment fire in the Boston neighborhood of Charlestown injured a resident and one firefighter Wednesday afternoon.


A two-alarm apartment fire in the Boston neighborhood of Charlestown injured a resident and one firefighter Wednesday afternoon.

Crews responded to the first-floor fire on Phipps Street around 12:54 p.m. to find the blaze burning in the rear of the garden-style apartment building, according to The Boston Herald.

One resident made it out by the time firefighters arrived and was transported to a local hospital with burns.

A firefighter suffered a facial cut from loose glass was expected to be treated and released from the hospital, department spokesman Steve MacDonald told the newspaper.

Crews contained the fire to one apartment.

Damages are estimated at $75,000 and the cause of the blaze is currently under investigation.