Residents Safe After Two-Alarm Fire

Three residents were away from home when a two-alarm blaze engulfed their home on Boylston St.

All three residents are safe and sound after a two-alarm fire at 54 Boylston St. Monday afternoon, the confirmed.

All of the inhabitants were away from the building when it sparked into flames just after noon Monday.

Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Walsh said that the cause of the fire had yet to be determined, and was under investigation by both the city and state police fire marshalls.

Walsh said their efforts to put out the flames were complicated by an apparently “severe case of hoarding” evident inside of the home.

“We had a problem gaining entry into the building” as a result, Walsh said. “There was an inordinate amount of debris in our way...three or four feet tall, of all kinds of collectibles and junk.”

As a result, crews had to take “alternate routes” to safely enter the home.

Efforts to investigate the fire's cause may also be complicated by the amount of material inside the home, he added,.

Marc Levine October 05, 2011 at 12:07 AM
HONK HONK I'm out!!!
AnnieOMalden October 05, 2011 at 12:26 AM
Julie M: You're another perfect example of not discussing the issues I raise and go into attacking me personally. No comments about the council not accepting the full SAFER grant or how the sober houses and drug treatment centers are ruining the safety of our city? No, just go and attack me. Maybe because I am not afraid to ask the hard questions you attack me? Maybe because I am not satisfied with the status quo? Maybe because I demand more transparency from our elected officials? Whatever the reason, let's stick to the issues and leave the personal attacks out of it, ok? You don't even know me and yet you feel it is ok for you to attack me personally. Pretty lame.
Julie M October 05, 2011 at 12:40 AM
Annie, we're all "perfect examples" of one thing or another when we don't think like you.
AnnieOMalden October 05, 2011 at 01:29 AM
Julie: That's what makes this country great-we're allowed to express an opinion. No need to be mean, tho. So, am I to understand you don't agree we need more ff's and we should have more sober houses and drug treatment centers?
Howard the Duck October 06, 2011 at 12:05 AM


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