Four Alarm Blaze Fought by Boston, Massachusetts Firefighters

Shortly after 6:30 AM on November 16, 2004, the Boston Fire Department recieved multiple phone calls for a building fire in East Boston.


Shortly after 6:30 AM on November 16, 2004, the Boston Fire Department recieved multiple phone calls for a building fire at 167 Chelsea Street, East Boston.

Box 6165 was struck, and first-in companies reported heavy smoke showing from a distance. A working fire was quicky struck by the District Chief, followed by a second alarm.

Once the Deputy Chief arrived on scene, a third alarm was struck. Companies were forced out of the third floor by heavy fire conditions, and master streams were put into place.

A fourth alarm was struck by Commisioner Christian, and after the heavy fire was darkended down, companies advanced back into the third floor to attack the remaining fire.

The fire was under control by 7:30 AM, and there was a fire watch on scene for most of the day. The cause of the fire is undermined at this time.