Mayor Walsh Stopped at a Burning Car on His Way Home from the Parade

He apparently came across the incident on I-93 and decided to pull over.

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Photo via Boston Fire Department

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh had a long and interesting day yesterday. First he spent the day overseeing the largest Patriots victory parade in Boston’s history, as an estimated 1.5 million fans took to the streets to celebrate the Super Bowl win. There was, weirdly enough, even more excitement on his way home.

At about 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, the Boston Fire Department shared a photo of the mayor at the side of the road on I-93 at the site of a car on fire. According to fire officials, Walsh (who is typically escorted by Boston Police) saw the blaze near exit 12 and decided to pull over, staying at the scene until firefighters “could arrive to extinguish the flames.”

Thankfully, no one was hurt at the scene of the fire, the cause of which has not been identified.

Walsh himself responded to the unusual incident later Tuesday evening. “Right place at the right time!” he wrote.