Firefighters Battle Six-Alarm Blaze In East Boston

Smoke from the fire could be seen from across the Harbor.

Photo courtesy of Kristi Searles

Photo courtesy of Kristi Searles

Firefighters responded to a six-alarm blaze in East Boston on Wednesday morning that was sending plumes of smoke into the air that could be seen from across the harbor.

According to Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald, who was on scene taking photos of first responders trying to put out the flames, firefighters first arrived to the rear of 102 Webster St. and 309 Sumner St. around 8:35 a.m. The fire quickly spread to a third property nearby.

On arrival, the fire was at two-alarms, but reached five, and, soon after, crept up to six as exterior operations blasted hoses toward the flames. Firefighters were positioned on various rooftops surrounding the site of the flames while trying to extinguish the blaze.

One firefighter was treated at the scene and transported by Boston EMS for a leg injury. The Boston Fire Chief estimated that the fire caused $750,000 worth of damage. The cause of the incident is under investigation, but it’s believed to be accidental.

Below are photos from the scene, courtesy of the Boston Fire Department:

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