A Brush Fire in the Fens Sent Smoke Pouring over Boston

One man was taken to an area hospital with burns.

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A man suffered burns and black smoke poured out over Boston from the Fenway area Thursday as a brush fire erupted in the Fens.

Reports of the blaze came in at around 10:51 a.m., officials say. Fire crews worked through about 12:50 p.m. to put it out.

Photos and videos captured at the scene show a large cloud of smoke rising from the area as Boston fire crews arrived at the scene. The fire left behind a large, dark scorched patch in the park.

One man who suffered burns in the fire was taken to an area hospital after first-responders pulled him from the Muddy River. A Boston Globe photographer witnessed the rescue first-hand.

There had been so much smoke, in fact, that the plume could be seen clearly on the National Weather Service’s radar system.

At the same time, fire crews were responding to a two-alarm fire at a two-family home in Hyde Park. There were no injuries reported at the scene.