Dumpster Fire Spotted Near the Ruggles MBTA Stop
— Jamie (@jcm57) April 12, 2017
A dumpster fire was reported in Boston on Wednesday morning near the Ruggles MBTA stop on Melnea Cass Boulevard.
“Looks like a dumpster fire,” wrote Twitter user Jamie Merrill at 9:39 a.m. In it, bright red flames and dark smoke can be seen coming out of what appears to be a dumpster. Photos shared from further away show a thick gray cloud coming from the area.
— Jon 🐺Targaryen🐉 (@jasonrichardson) April 12, 2017
Looks and smells like a pretty big fire in Boston this morning pic.twitter.com/tDu3Hwi1AE
— Freedom Cactus@FWA!! (@kohiyote) April 12, 2017
MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo says it isn’t impacting service.
UniversalHub reports that arson investigators were on their way.
Coincidentally, the MBTA Orange Line was a figurative dumpster fire last night, as riders encountered severe delays and a service suspension last night due to a small electrical fire at State. The MBTA on its official Twitter account reported severe delays beginning at 9:41 p.m., a service suspension was announced at 10:21 p.m., and regular service resumed with residual delays at 11:07 p.m. Then this morning there were minor delays on the Orange Line between Oak Grove and Wellington due to a disabled train.