VIDEOS: Boston firefighters battled a 4-alarm fire in the city’s South Boston neighborhood, and spent most of the evening working to put out remaining hotspots.
The fire started in the basement of an unoccupied building that is being renovated on East 7th Street shortly after 5 p.m., and quickly spread to the floors above as well as an attached building that was occupied, Boston Fire officials said.
“It’s a building under construction, so there was no plaster on the walls,” said Jack Dempsey, Boston Fire Department’s Chief of Operations. “So the fire started in the basement area and quickly went up throughout the building, because there’s nothing to contain it.”
Geoffrey Spooner, who lives three doors down, ran outside with his family when he heard the commotion.