FIRES

The fires listed on this page represent the large quantity of major fires that have occurred since the organization of the Fire Department in its present structure (1859), and which have had a significant impact on the City of Boston. The many fires listed here mostly involve multiple-alarm fires, or other major emergencies, as these are usually more spectacular, destroy the most property, attract more media attention, and have a larger impact on the citizens sense of well-being and safety.



Date Time Box Alarms Location Information More
2-18-1860 2020 D1-S1 4 42 Merchants Row, Downtown Manning & Glover Co., commercial building Story
7-4-1861 1318 D4-S3 5 131 Albany Street, Downtown Firecrackers caused loss of 20 buildings Paper
7-4-1861 1417 D7 5 Nickerson's Wharf, East Boston Firecrackers destroyed several wharves and many buildings Paper
2-24-1862 2147 D1-S4 4 North and Commercial Streets, North End Many buildings lost in the Matthews Block fire at Clark, North, & Fleet Sts. Paper
4-6-1864 2350 D4-S3 3 Tremont & Boylston Sts., Downtown Total loss of the Freemason's Building and Winthrop House. Paper
10-5-1867 0418 56 4 383 Federal Street, Downtown Fire gutted Jonas Fitch's planing mill building. Paper
7-25-1870 1521 157 5+ Border Street, near Decatur St., East Boston Fire in a planing mill spread to many properties. Paper
7-27-1870 0850 231 4 Harrison Ave & Hunneman Street. Fire in Webber's Ropewalk on Hunneman St. spread to 10 other buildings. Paper
11-9-1872 1924 52 5+ 83-85 Summer St. @ Kingston St., Downtown. 'Great Boston Fire' originated in a 6-story granite building with mansard
roof, destroyed 776 buildings over 65 acres, $ millions lost. 30 deaths,
including 12 firemen.
Story
2-27-1873 1000 17 3 154 Hanover St., at Blackstone St., Downtown. Wall collapsed from the 2nd - 6th flrs., with the LODD death of 3 firemen. Paper
5-30-1873 0826 53 4 Washington St., near Boylston, Downtown. 'Memorial Day Fire' destroyed the Globe Theatre & 105 buildings. Paper
7-31-1873 1529 151 3 Wharf at the foot of Lewis Street, East Boston. Warehouse owned by the National Dock & Warehouse Co. was destroyed. Paper
12-14-1874 2255 68 6 Plympton, Wareham and Albany Sts., So. End. South End fire affected 29 woodworking firms in 9 buildings. Paper
5-26-1875 1830 53 2 525 Washington St. at LaGrange St., Downtown. Explosion caused a 5-story brick building to be leveled, many deaths. Photo    Paper
1-31-1878 1931 424 4 121 Medford St., Charlestown. Large furniture factory destroyed during a northeast gale. Paper
8-14-1879 2255 36 . 80-86 Tremont Street, Downtown 'Tremont Temple Fire' gutted the third temple (church) built on the site. Paper
12-28-1879 2258 45 Gen 91-93 Federal St., Downtown 'Rice-Kendall Fire' destroyed many buildings. Paper
6-17-1882 0514 236 3 60 Hampshire Street, Roxbury Cotton Waste Factory Fire in Roxbury, with collapse injuring firemen. Paper
8-13-1884 0052 54 3 108-112 Beach St., Downtown The wooden ex-Beach Street Theatre, burned to the roof, killing 2 firemen. Paper
1-12-1886 1100 15 3 61-81 Clinton St., Downtown Temps. -15 degrees caused ruins to smolder in a large quantity of flour. Paper
6-21-1886 1420 248 3 Huntington Ave., Back Bay Fire in the New England Fair Bldg. of Metropolitan RR, 6 civilians died. Paper
1-3-1889 1220 . 3 Highland & Marcella Sts., Roxbury City stables in Roxbury, containing 60/80 tons of hay, destroyed by fire. Paper
4-9-1889 1722 6 3 Lowell & Minot Sts., West End Boston & Maine Railroad large freight warehouse. Paper
11-28-1889 0813 52 Gen 69-87 Bedford St., Downtown 'Thanksgiving Day Fire' 4 firemen killed in a collapse with $3.9M damage. Paper    Story
1-22-1890 2345 69 3 65-101 Bristol Street, South End Fire destroyed a large woodworking mill building. Paper
12-24-1890 1933
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Albany & Bristol Sts., South End
Wareham St. near Albany St., South End
Fire destroyed a large block-long planing mill building.
Fire destroyed the New England Piano & Organ Co. building.
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11-1-1891 2034 68 4 615-621 Albany Street, South End. The 5-story brick 'Cummings Building' destroyed by fire. Paper
1-10-1893 0822 48 3 207-219 Federal Street, Downtown 'Hecht Building Fire' hindered by overhead wires. Paper
3-10-1893 1624 52 4+ 63 Lincoln Street, Downtown 'Lincoln Street Fire' $2.9 million damage, 6 deaths, set by 17 y/o boy. Paper    Photo
3-19-1893 0715 35 3+ Tremont St., near School St., Downtown 'Tremont Temple' Fire gutted the entire interior of the structure. Paper
1-2-1894 0100 -- Gen 362 Washington Street, Downtown Globe Theatre Fire (second time Globe Theatre destroyed by fire.) Paper
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5-15-1894 1622 215 Gen Walpole Street Ballgrounds, Roxbury 'Roxbury Conflagration' destroyed/damaged 206 buildings. Paper
9-7-1895 1030 53 3 Tremont & Boylston Sts., Downtown Masonic Building was damaged, valuable contents were destroyed. Paper
2-3-1896 0650 915 3 Winter, Church & Parish Sts., Dorchester The First Parish Church, atop Meeting House Hill, is destroyed. Paper    Link
2-17-1896 1000 56 4 290 South St., Downtown Old Colony Railroad terminal, baggage rooms and offices destroyed. Paper
3-12-1896 1536 96 5 221 Columbus Ave., Back Bay 'Pope Bicycle Co.' fire destroyed 5-story commercial building. Paper
4-2-1897 2132 632 4 98-111 Border St., East Boston Fire in a long 4-story brick bldg. S.T. Manson woodworking mills. Paper
2-5-1898 0359 412 3 Bent Bedding Co., 116 Merrimac St., Downtown 'Merrimac Street Fire' and collapse kills 6 firefighters. Story
4-17-1898 0330 421 4 Water St., Charlestown Fire destroyed the grain elevator at the Hoosac Tunnel Docks. Paper
7-2-1898 2113 148 3 308 Congress St., South Boston Fire destroyed the Atlas Stores wool warehouse. Paper
6-15-1899 1645 638 3 256 Border St., East Boston Fire gutted 4 small wood buildings, damaged 9 other tenement buildings. Paper
6-25-1899 2143 51 4 148-152 Purchase St. 146-154 Pearl St., D'ntown Fire destroyed a 6-story brick building housing bookbinding businesses. Paper
8-11-1899 0052 - 3 710 Centre St., Jamaica Plain The tenement house, bakeshop, stable at the J.W. Goodnow Block. Paper
12-10-1899 0819 116 4 350-388 Albany St., South End The Leatherbee and Blacker & Shepard lumber yards were destroyed. Paper
3-11-1900 0420 15 3 209 North St., North End Wall collapses at a North End tenement fire, kills 1 fireman, injures 3 more. Paper
3-26-1900 2138 51 3 234 Congress St., Downtown Fire damaged 6-story Suffolk Bldg. housing printing/engraving companies. Paper
5-31-1900 1835 53 4 601 Washington St., Downtown The large, 5-story department store of the Pitts-Kimball Co. destroyed. Paper
7-6-1900 2103 231 5 1023 Harrison Ave., Roxbury Lumber yard fire threatened wood tenement buildings in the area. Paper    Map
12-5-1900 0500 412 5 174-188 Portland/81-89 Causeway St., D'town. During a gale, fire gutted Heywood Bros.&Wakefield rattan furniture bldg. Paper
3-15-1901 2122 36 3 248 Washington St./69 Devonshire St., D'town Fire heavily damaged the Boston Advertiser & Record newspaper building. Paper
4-9-1901 1955 41 3 181 Devonshire St., 42 Arch St., Downtown Fire destroyed the top two floors of 5-story brick commercial bldg. Paper
4-14-1901 0255 511 4 Green & Amory Sts., Jamaica Plain Fire destroyed the 4-story brick B.F. Sturtevant blower works. Paper
7-1-1901 0845 443 4 Pier 5, off Medford St., Charlestown Fire burned half the 500ft-long Hoosac Tunnel Docks, grain elevator saved. Paper
11-12-1901 0130 37 4 Broad, Franklin & Batterymarch Sts., D'town Fire destroyed a large 7-story commercial building filled with flamables. Paper
1-18-1902 1850 45 4 5-7 Federal Court, Downtown Fire in a 4-story commercial building with a daring escape by occupants. Paper
1-29-1902 0110 10 1 12 Fleet Street, North End Fire in a 4-story brick tenement building caused 9 deaths. Paper
7-12-1902 1300 224 3 St. James & Washington Sts., Roxbury Fire destroyed St. James Episcopal Church in Roxbury. Paper
12-14-1902 2108 48 4 210-216 Summer Street, Downtown Stubborn fire in the 4-story 'Estes Block', firemen narrowly escaping. Paper
1-9-1903 1100 54 3 15 Federal Street, Downtown Fire at the Equitable Annex building, many saved by elevator operators. Paper
1-27-1903 2114 46 5 215 Franklin Street, Downtown Fire at the Bigelow, Douse & Co. building. Paper
6-11-1903 . 113 3 West First & B Streets, South Boston Third fire in 8 months destroyed the Brooklyn Cooperage factory. Paper
7-11-1903 1835 116 3 470 - 484 Albany St., South End. Fire destroyed many buildings in the lumber district. Paper
9-22-1903 1350 16 2 13 Union St., Downtown Store fire caused heavy ammonia & chemical fumes, injured many firemen. Paper
7-5-1904 1713 429 4 Terminal St., Charlestown B&M RR Grain Elevator and Mystic Docks destroyed by lightning/fire. Paper
7-30-1904 1200 85 4 Berkeley & Chandler Sts., South End Fire destroyed the New Haven Railroad 8-story abandoned Grain Elevator. Paper
9-24-1904 1230 127 3 E Street & Baxter St., South Boston Fire destroyed the St. Augustine's Parochial School building. Paper
2-21-1905 0123 443 5 Hoosac Piers 3 and 4, Charlestown Large fire on the Hoosac Piers 3 and 4, Charlestown. Paper
5-30-1905 0950 31 3 Brimmer, Chestnut & Byron Sts., Beacon Hill. Beacon Garage fire burnt over 40 cars including Chief Cheswell's own car. Paper
12-10-1905 0015 9 5 Commercial St., opp. Charter St., North End. Consolidated Gas Co. coal sheds threatened gasometers and several vessels. Paper
1-9-1906 0910 162 4 Wormwood Street, South Boston Fire heavily damaged a 6-story cotton and wool warehouse. Paper
2-17-1906 0330 17 3 90 North St., Downtown Fire in a 6-story brick caused an expolsion injuring many firefighters. Paper
2-6-1907 2100 4116 5 Front & Jenner Sts., City Square, Charlestown. Many rescues made, many injured at six-story Waverly Hotel Fire. Paper
4-7-1907 - 50 3 131-133 Kingston St., Downtown. Boiler room fire in a 6-story building extended to the roof. Paper
4-14-1907 2300 315 2 500-506 Dudley Street, Roxbury 16 Firemen injured in a gas explosion at 3-story Salvation Army building. Paper
7-10-1907 1300 11 2 134 Friend Street, Downtown A stubborn fire gutted the 6-story A.W. Hastings building at 134 Friend St. Paper
7-13-1907 1337 148 4 Congress and A Streets, South Boston Fire in a commercial building at 347-351 Congress St. Paper
8-13-1907 1400 977 3 River Street & Central Avenue, Dorchester Fire destroyed the 3-story former Hollingsworth Paper Co. paper mill. Paper
12-10-1907 1905 57 4 95-101 Albany Street, Downtown Fire in the York Building, a 5-story business block caused great destruction. Paper
1-16-1908 2325 634 4 178-180 Border Street, East Boston Fire at the Suffolk Coal Company destroyed the entire plant. Paper
5-1-1908 1611 619 5 Pier at Marginal and Clyde Sts., East Boston Cunard Company wharf fire caused $1.3 million damage. Paper
9-6-1908 0130 91 4 171 Huntington Ave., Back Bay Over 120 automobiles destroyed at Taylor-Palmer Garage. Paper
10-27-1908 1540 38 3 66-68 Long Wharf, Downtown Fire destroyed a Custom House Block warehouse building on waterfront. Paper
12-15-1908 0255 527 3 South Street, near Centre St., Jamaica Plain Fire damaged 3-story brick, Curtis Hall, ex-West Roxbury Town Hall. Paper
1-17-1909 0546 96 4 Park Square, Back Bay Fire at Providence Depot of New Haven Railroad. Paper
6-27-1909 - 592 2 51-61 Hyde Park Ave., Forest Hills (Roslindale) Fire heavily damaged the Forest Hills Hotel, driving out 400 guests. Paper
1-13-1910 0515 . 4 452-462 Boylston St., Back Bay Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) building destroyed by fire. Photos    Paper
2-9-1910 0200 812 4 Stockyards off Malvern St., Allston. Brighton Abattoir destroyed, hundreds of cattle lost, many stampeded. Paper
3-5-1910 1910 48 5 200 Summer Street, Downtown. Spectacular fire heavily damaged the 5-story New England Building. Paper
3-12-1910 1350 711 4 139 Albany St., South End General Repair Shops of the Boston Elevated Co. was destroyed. Paper
8-9-1910 1817 58 6 406-408 Albany St., near Dover St., South End 'Blacker & Shepard Fire' lost 20 buildings, nearly lost Fire Headquarters. Paper
8-18-1910 0255 44 4 175-189 Congress St., Downtown 5-story building lost despite using saltwater high pressure hydrant system. Paper
8-26-1910 1900 832 3 16 Snow Street, Brighton Large livery stable and contents were destroyed. 50 horses were saved. Paper
2-12-1911 0320 47 4 221 High St., corner of Purchase St., Downtown. Fire in a 6-story manufactory building caused heavy damage. Paper
4-25-1911 2122 11 3 Hanover & Friend Sts, Haymarket Sq, D'town Fire in a 5-story brick building with a very dense smoke condition. Paper
9-13-1911 1525 116 4 2-30 Dorchester Av., nr. Broadway, So. Boston Fire at the Warren & Batchelder coal plants destroyed 50,000 tons of coal. Photo    Paper
12-24-1911 0745 118 4 660 Summer Street, South Boston Boston Molasses Company fire. Paper    Photo
3-11-1912 2050 71 3 Clarendon & Montgomery Sts., South End. Fire destroyed the brick Clarendon Street Baptist Church. Paper
6-22-1912 1535 842 4 North Beacon & Market Sts., Brighton Fire destroyed many buildings at the Brighton Stock Yards. Paper
2-20-1913 1850 703 5 239 Causeway St., North End Braman, Dow & Co. fire, Causeway Street, North End. Paper
2-27-1913 0002 421 3+ Railroad sheds near City Square, Charlestown. B&M R.R. Transfer Sheds 10 & 11, many freight cars, stored merchandise. Paper
2-27-1913 0115 484 2 11, 13, 15, 17 Austin St., Charlestown Undertaking establishment, paint shop, stable, tenement buildings lost. Paper
2-27-1913 0450 455 1 10 Dorrance St., Charlestown Fire in a 3-story wood factory and warehouse building. Paper
3-9-1913 0300 . 4 40, 42, 44 Summer Street, Downtown. Fire damaged a 5-story stone/brick building wholesale clothing distributors. Paper
5-6-1913 1142 148 3 322-328 Congress St., South Boston Contents of 6-story wool storage warehouse destroyed. Photos    Paper
5-6-1913 1735 451 3 83-103 Medford St., Charlestown Dryhouse #5, Palmer & Parker's Lumber Co., burned expensive mahogany. Paper
5-6-1913 1930 468 3 B&M RR yards, Rutherford Ave., Charlestown. Hayshed #36 and railroads cars lost, along with Hood Milk Co. buildings. Paper
5-10-1913 1353 433 3 Mystic Wharf, Charlestown Large fire at the Export Lumber Company on Mystic Wharf. Paper
7-4-1913 1737 925 3 Leroy Street, Dorchester 4th of July firecrackers started a fire, destroying 31 buildings. Paper
7-18-1913 1352 47 2 Steamship "City of Bangor" at Foster's Wharf Fire caused $75,000 damage to often-troubled steamship. Paper
12-3-1913 0204 771 3 1202 Washington St., South End Arcadia Hotel fire, 28 die in a rooming house fire. Paper
1-4-1914 1135 41 3 161 Devonshire St., Downtown Fire in a downtown 11-story early 'skyscraper' with a dramatic rescue. Paper
1-14-1914 0001 218 4 2175 Washington St., Roxbury Bacon Co. fire destroyed the 3 story brick building, 1 firefighter dies. Photo    Paper
4-14-1914 0157 820 4 1315 Commonwealth Av., Brighton Fire in an apartment building kills 8 occupants. Paper
6-18-1914 0024 645 5 400 Border St., East Boston Lumber yard fire destroyed mills, shops, stables, foundry. Paper
11-24-1914 1807 1356 4 347-357 Cambridge St., West End. Row of wood tenements and 5-story brick bldg. threatened Charles St. Jail. Paper
12-24-1914 2155 1292 3 164-170 Purchase St., Downtown 4-story brick, commercial building, roof collapse injured 10 firemen. Paper
3-3-1915 0105 1431 5 4-12 High Street, Downtown 'Rice Building Fire', destroyed a 5-story commercial and office building. Paper
3-18-1915 . 1412 4 641-643 Atlantic Ave., Downtown 'Hecht Building Fire', another major fire in the Hecht Building. Paper
4-24-1915 1224 136 5 14-20 L Street, South Boston 'Suspender Factory Fire' at Natural Leather Finishing Co. Photos    Paper
6-18-1915 2140 1423 2 224 Congress St., Downtown A very smoky fire destroyed the top floor of a 4-story commercial building. Paper
10-30-1915 0910 - 4 101-103 Chestnut St., Beacon Hill 6-story Chauncey Thomas & Co. carriage-maker building, 60 autos lost. Paper
11-1-1915 1905 648 4 East Eagle Street, East Boston Boston Elevated Railway car barn and motorcars destroyed in a blaze. Paper
1-29-1916 2345 - 4 36-40 Columbus Avenue, Park Sq., Downtown A 6-story mixed-occupany merchantile building heavily damaged. Paper
3-27-1916 1432 1314 4 B&M Railroad freight sheds, rear of No. Station. Freight sheds lost, aided by shut-off hydrants. Fireboats were crucial. Photo    Paper
9-12-1916 - - 3 97-99 K Street, South Boston Fire destroyed a two-story building of the International Waste Company. Photo    Paper
1-29-1917 0154 1463 5 77-111 Chauncy St., Downtown 'Kelley Blanket Fire' caused 1/2 million dollar damage. Photo    Paper
2-10-1917 0459 1573 4 50 Exeter St., Back Bay Hotel Lenox fire, very cold weather, many rescued via ladders. Photo    Paper
2-21-1917 1857 1622 4 Washington and Mott Sts., South End Fire destroys the Columbia Theatre belonging to Loews Enterprise Co. Paper
6-4-1917 1100 - 5 Rear 500 East First St., South Boston Fire in 3-story wood bldg. of T.C. Ashley & Co. affected many other bldgs. Paper
9-16-1917 2025 3743 3 1233 Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park Fire destroyed a two-story wood express office and stable, killing 7 horses. Paper
12-23-1917 0415 - 5 381-389 Congress St., at B Street, South Boston Fire gutted top floors of 5-story brick bldg., Boston Scale & Machine Co. Paper
12-27-1917 0900 1294 4 7 Sears Street, Downtown Fire destroyed a 4-story brick paper warehouse bldg., with 1 fireman death. Paper
2-26-1918 1400 . 3 23-25 Front St., Charlestown Fire destroyed the 3-story 150x50 building housing the Boston Ice Co. Paper
12-18-1918 0441 1566 4 238 St. Botolph St., Back Bay Fire destroyed Boston Arena, built in 1909 for hockey & basketball sports. Photo    Paper
1-12-1919 1223 723 4 27-41 Damrell St., South Boston Fire swept through a munitions plant destroying two buildings. Paper
1-18-1920 0953 1314 3 off Beverly St., near North Station, Downtown Fire gutted the YMCA & railroad freight buildings during a snowstorm. Photos    Paper
6-3-1920 0515 1421 4 595 Atlantic Av./238 Purchase St., Downtown Large fire at Foss & Co. wool warehouse buildings. Paper
1-1-1921 1842 1492 4 87-93 Albany St., at Harvard St., Downtown. Fire destroyed a 5-story brick business block. Paper
1-16-1921 2100 5127 3 Washington St., near Dighton St., Brighton. Fire destroyed the Brighton Congregational Church, built in 1868. Paper
2-21-1921 0515 - 3 483 Neponset Ave., Dorchester Fire in large wood Boston Elevated Railway car barn and 40 trolley cars. Paper
3-4-1921 0355 - 5 35 Amory Street, Roxbury Fire in large wood Boston Elevated Railway car barn and 43 trolley cars. Photo    Paper
5-5-1921 1005 621 4 257 Maverick Street, East Boston. Fire gutted the George Hobbs Box Co., largest wood box maker in USA. Photo    Paper
3-25-1922 2115 1645 4 81 Wareham St., South End Heavy fire damage to Dickerman Box Factory, in the 5-story Badger Bldg. Paper
6-4-1922 1500 1336 3 Pitts & South Margin Sts., West End. Fire at the Cosmopolitan Stables, 11 injured, 140 horses saved. Paper
6-10-1922 0215 . 4 164-168 A Street, South Boston Fire gutted the 5-story brick wool warehouse building of Dexter Stores, Inc. Photo    Paper
8-8-1922 1600 1282 1 24 Federal St./123 Congress St., Downtown. Harris, Forbes Co. basement vault fire, many firemen overcome by smoke. Paper
4-14-1923 1545 1257 4 185-187 State St., Downtown Fire heavily damages the building housing the Kelley Peanut Co. Photos    Paper
7-18-1923 1806 7112 4 374-394 Congress St., South Boston Fire heavily damages the 6-story Fairbanks Co. building. Photos    Paper
9-15-1923 1710 651 5 318-340 Chelsea St/332-344 Bremen St, E. Bos. Day Sq. fire burnt Miller's Barn, sheds, warehouse & eight 3-deckers. Paper
4-8-1924 1955 . 4 Chestnut Hill Av. & Dighton St., Brighton Fire destroyed the oldest school in Brighton, the 1874 Bennett School. Paper
10-8-1924 0903 3141 3 520 Dudley St., Roxbury Fire destroyed the oldest school in Brighton, the 1874 Bennett School. Paper
1-13-1925 0315 2245 4 261 Roxbury St., Roxbury Early morning fire gutted the 1874 Myles Standish School building. Paper
1-13-1925 1918 1443 3 30-38 Summer St., Downtown Fire in the Peabody Furniture Co. & Kennedy Clothing Co. bldg. Paper
1-17-1925 2155 . 4 Causeway St., Downtown Fire damaged the old 1847 Fitchburg railroad depot, beside North Station. Paper
2-8-1925 0907 1272 4 222 Washington St, 7-11 Milk St, Downtown Fire damaged the F.L. Dunne Tailors business in the Trancript Building. Paper
2-27-1925 1015 419 4 22-24 Stacey St., 44 Dunstable St., Charlestown Fire destroyed several commercial structures & stables, killing 6 horses. Photos    Paper
3-27-1925 0935 254 4 47 Union Av., Jamaica Plain Fire gutted the Atlantic Ice Cream Cone factory, injuring many firefighters. Paper
4-19-1925 0705 437 4 503 Medford St., Charlestown Fire destroyed 7 factory & warehouse bldgs. of the S.M. Howes Co. Photos
6-22-1925 1610 . 5 93-103 Border St, 85-87 Liverpool St., E. Bos. Fire gutted a 3-story brick, gutted 5 bldgs., damaged 6 other bldgs. Paper
7-23-1926 0603 629 4 80 Border St., East Boston Fire at the Atlantic Works nautical supplies company.  
8-18-1926 0900 1321 3 31 Merrimac St., Downtown Fire on top floors of a 6-story brick furniture factory building.  
6-1-1927 2322 1234 4 North End Pier, near Foster St., North End Fire destroyed the Boston Floating Hospital ship alongside the pier. Paper
4-15-1928 0300 1546 5 Dartmouth and Buckingham Sts., Back Bay Fire destroyed Back Bay Station of the New Haven Railroad. Photos
6-28-1930 1300 4133 3 Railroad yards off Austin St., Charlestown Stubborn fire gutted Warehouse 21 in Yard 14 of the B&M Railroad. Photos
7-4-1930 1918 4147 5 141-153 Medford St., Charlestown Children set fire & burned 5 bldgs. & lumber yard of Palmer Parker Co. Photos
1-4-1932 0426 1525 5 507-515 Tremont St., South End Fire destroyed the landmark Odd Fellows Hall building. Photos
2-24-1932 1430 7112 3 332 Congress St., South Boston Fire heavily damaged a 6-story warehouse building. Photo
3-31-1933 1400 3452 3 End of Playstead Road, Dorchester Fire destroyed the Savin Hill Bath House. Photos
11-7-1933 0918 1257 4 Central Wharf, off Atlantic Ave., Downtown Fire at the Eastern Steamship Company on Central Wharf. Photos
1-5-1934 1311 2344 5 Lansdowne Street, Fenway/Back Bay Fenway Park Fire destroyed leftfield & centerfield grandstand/bleachers. Photos
12-9-1934 0327 4139 4 33 Miller Street, Charlestown Bitter cold morning fire gutted a 4-story warehouse near the state prison. Photos
12-27-1934 2100 - 4 Seaverns Av. & Elm St., Jamaica Plain Fire destroyed the large wooden Central Congregational Church. Photos
3-15-1935 2310 1315 4 95-111 Causeway St., Downtown Fire heavily damaged the 5-story Furniture Manufacturers' Outlet bldg. Photo
9-24-1935 1345 4112 4 37-43, 37-58 Warren Avenue, Charlestown Several 2.5-story vacant commercial bldgs. near Warren Av. Bridge. Photos
4-8-1936 0635 5189 4 Lake Street, Brighton Fire partially destroyed the Philosophy House at St. John's Seminary. Photos
11-25-1936 1635 6153 3 15-25 Meridian St., East Boston Explosion in a hat-cleaning shop swept a block of tenement buildings Paper
11-27-1936 2256 4112 5 Charles River Ave., Charlestown 'Old Grist Mill Fire' destroyed Hoosac Dock buildings housing newsprint. Photos    Paper
12-8-1936 0730 7131 5 261-287 A Street, South Boston Fire destroyed the Boston Plate Glass and Window Co. factory. Paper
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Fire in brick commerical and residential/tenement bldg., congested area.
Fire in a large five-story brick office and storehouse building.
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2-13-1937 2100 7115 4 300 Congress St., South Boston Warehouse fire at the Grasselli Chemical Co. on Fort Point Channel. Paper
3-10-1937 1025 4191 5 Mystic Docks, Charlestown Fire in the vessel 'Laila' at Pier 45, ship loaded with nitrate. Photo
3-23-1937 1304 6113 4 Simpson Drydock, 275 Marginal St., E. Boston. Sparks caused a fire damaging cargo ships 'San Gil' and 'San Bruno'. Photos    Paper
4-5-1937 1608 3115 3 875 Massachusetts Ave., Roxbury Thousands of tires burned, smoke affected nearby Boston City Hospital. Paper
11-25-1939 1540 4137 5 294 Rutherford Ave., Charlestown New England Pipe & Supply Company.  
4-15-1941 1618 715 5 171-192 West First St., South Boston General Wool Co. Fire destroyed 9 buildings, children set a grass fire.  
9-18-1941 1759 4156 5+ 391 Rutherford Ave., Charlestown 'Rutherford Ave. Conflagration' destroyed many Railroad storage sheds. Photos
3-6-1942 0722 7112 5 44-48 Stillings Street, South Boston. Fire heavily damaged the 6-story brick National Wool Co. building. Photos    Paper
4-19-1942 0310 1286 4 201 State Street, Downtown. Hotel supplies of Thompson-Winchester Co., lost on upper floors. Paper
11-15-1942 0228 6153 5 12-16 Maverick Square, East Boston 'Luongo's Restaurant Fire', Maverick Square, a collapse killed 6 FF's.
Memorial Dedication Ceremony Press Release.
Dedication Ceremony Program
Fire Story

Photos

Fire Report
11-28-1942 2220 1521 5 15-17 Piedmont St., Downtown 'Cocoanut Grove Fire' nightclub fire killed 492 and injured 166 others.
Link to Cocoanut Grove Coalition, seeking any information on the Fire.
Fire Story

Special Section
12-15-1942 2310 1461 5 501-507 Washington St., Downtown 'Sallinger's Fire' damaged a large commercial building.  
1-16-1943 1655 4148 5 81-105 Medford St., Charlestown Another fire in the Palmer Parker Company.  
2-9-1944 1507 3557 3 291 River St., Mattapan Fire destroyed the old Leversidge Estate 13-room mansion building. Photo
4-23-1944 1650 3468 5 488 Neponset Ave., Dorchester Fire at the Frost Coal & Oil Co. at the Neponset River in Dorchester. Photo
4-25-1944 0435 1443 3 453-457 Washington St., Downtown Stubborn basement fire in a 8-story commercial building. Photo    Photo
6-12-1944 2155 2335 5 80 Hampshire St./29 Simmons St., Roxbury 'Chair Factory Fire',Newtowne Manufacturing Co./Globe Mattress Co. Photo    Paper
3-21-1947 1240 1322 4 140 Hanover St./59 Union St., Downtown Fire damaged a 5-story mixed commercial occupancy. Photos
1-15-1948 1259 7115 5 23-27 Sleeper St., South Boston 'Sleeper Street Fire' at the Armour Leather Company on a very cold day. Photos
3-23-1948 1254 1324 3 17 Court St./9 Brattle St., Scollay Sq., D'town Fire damaged the 6-story brick Crawford House Hotel, Scollay Square. Photos
10-5-1949 1701 . 3 Suffolk Cty Hse of Correction, Deer Island. Fire cuased heavy damage to the Administration Building. .
3-9-1950 0257 1421 5 183-195 Congress St., Downtown Large fire in commercial buildings at 181-195 Congress St. Photo
5-14-1950 1530 2245 2 1149 Columbus Ave., at Tremont St., Roxbury Fire damaged 4-story Roxbury Crossing station of New Haven RR. Photos
6-10-1952 0937 1294 4 India Wharf, off Atlantic Av., Downtown Large destroyed the buildings on India Wharf. Photo
11-2-1952 1243 1242 5 Union Wharf, off Commercial St., North End Fire gutted the Union Wharf buildings, off Commercial St., North End. Story
3-19-1953 0827 2252 4 28-30 Kenilworth St., Roxbury Church fire. Photo
6-2-1953 2130 4191 5 Mystic Docks, Charlestown Large fire at Pier 48, Mystic Docks.  
6-24-1953 0640 1532 4 40 Isabella St., Back Bay 5-story brick Hotel Lyndinbow fire, many ladder rescues & 3 fatalities. Photo
10-16-1953 1516 7545 2 South Boston Naval Annex Explosion and Fire in the 'USS Leyte' killed 37 and injured 40.  
10-22-1953 0329 72 4 Dover St. (W. 4th St.) Bridge, South Boston Fire destroyed Bridge over RR tracks between So. End and So. Boston. Photos
11-2-1953 1441 7124 3 Army Base Pier, Drydock Av., South Boston Fire in the Norwegian freighter 'Black Falcon' killed 8 longshoremen. Photo
2-1-1954 0121 1321 5 134 Friend St., at Sudbury St., Downtown Fire destroyed the 6-story brick Tulman Furniture Company building. Photos
9-19-1954 0707 1525 4 Tremont & Berkeley Sts., South End. Fire gutted a 5-story brick bldg. Zara Club and other businesses. Photo
3-3-1955 0328 1257 5 India Wharf, off Atlantic Ave., Downtown Large fire destroyed warehouse buildings at 1-9 India Wharf. Photo
3-14-1955 1620 1491 4 740 Washington St., Downtown Fire at Gerry's Furniture Company building. Photo
4-14-1955 1759 6151 5 25 Lewis Street, East Boston Warehouse fire at the National Docks, East Boston  
7-1-1955 0741 1547 3+ 43 Stanhope Street, Back Bay 'Red Coach Grill Fire' extended operations on a very humid day. Photo
1-3-1956 0553 2142 5 73 Moreland St., Roxbury Fire destroyed the synagogue of Temple Congregation Adereth Israel. Photo
11-8-1956 1304 6213 5 652 Saratoga St., East Boston 8 3-decker buildings lost at Saratoga, Curtis and Chaucher Sts. Photos
1-12-1957 1223 4141 5 10 Green St., Charlestown Fire destroyed the First Congregational Church in Charlestown. Photo
3-25-1957 1020 1331 3 54 Chardon St., Downtown Fire heavily damaged the 5-story building housing Federal Liquors Co. Photo
4-23-1957 1355 2471 3 23 Rockwood St., Jamaica Plain Fire heavily damaged the former Rockwood Park School for Girls. Photo
7-26-1957 1856 4191 5 Mystic Pier, Charlestown Large fire at the Boston & Maine RR coal docks. Photos
7-6-1958 2334 7113 5 Pier 2, Northern Avenue, South Boston Merchants & Miners Piers destroyed a large U-shaped terminal building. Photo
2-26-1959 0915 3396 4 55 Nightingale St., Dorchester 9 frame mult-unit dwellings destroyed.  
2-28-1959 2339 2122 5 2140 Washington St., Roxbury Fire in multiple 4 and 5 story brick apartment buildings. Photo
8-1-1959 2059 7112 5 400 Congress St., South Boston Fire at New Haven RR Freight House #6 + RR cars.  
8-3-1959 1215 7123 4 655 Summer St., South Boston Fire destroyed a large, 1.5-story commercial building. Photo
6-12-1960 1307 3353 4 562 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester Fire in several woodframe and brick buildings.  
6-20-1961 1205 1324 3 32 Howard St., Downtown Fire gutted landmark 'Old Howard' burlesque theatre, in Scollay Square. Story     Link
11-30-1961 1301 735 4 Castle Island, South Boston Fire at Pier 17 at Castle Island Terminal Wharf. Photo
3-7-1962 0539 1246 5 Commercial Wharf, North End Fire in buildings and wharf structure.  
5-10-1962 1601 4132 5 17-50 Front St., Charlestown Fire destroyed several large potato sheds, freight cars, & dwellings. Photos
9-23-1962 1746 5246 5 293 Lincoln St. & 57 Braintree St., Brighton B&M RR Shops & a plumbing co. bldg. (1st 5 alarm fire in Brighton). Photos
10-16-1962 2350 4143 5 Prospect St., Charlestown Fire destroyed the Frothingham School. Photo
1-24-1963 2346 319 4 1496-1500 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester Fire destroyed the 3-story brick Globe Furniture Co. in a snowstorm.  
3-29-1963 0400 2321 5 146 Masssachusetts Ave., Back Bay 'Sherry-Biltmore Hotel' fire, over 100 rescued over ladders, 4 fatalities. Photos
10-12-1963 1137 1611 5 27 Corning Street, South End 'Morgan Memorial' fire nearly became a conflagration. Photo
5-22-1964 1339 7251 5+ Bellflower St., Dorchester 'Bellflower Street Conflagration' destroyed 19 wood 3-decker buildings. Story
10-1-1964 0032 1671 5 34 Trumbull St., South End Fire in a vacant factory caused a wall collapse, killing 5 Firefighters.
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1-30-1965 . . 5 45 Brooks Street, East Boston. Sacred Heart Church destroyed.  
2-24-1965 1030 2214 5 795 Tremont Street, Roxbury 5-story vacant brick commercial & residental building gutted. Photo
4-10-1965 1748 7273 5 117 Atkinson St., Roxbury Fire destroyed the General Waste Co. 2-story brick warehouse. Photo
6-23-1965 1711 5221 5 80 Western Ave., Brighton Fire at a RR freight and truck terminal.  
10-27-1965 1718 229 4 3-9 Corliss St., 56-58 Codman Pk., Roxbury Fire destroyed 4 large vacant buildings. Photo
12-9-1965 1818 1614 5 1217 Washington St., South End Boston Leather Co., vacant 4-story brick, + other bldgs., with collapse.  
1-28-1966 1841 1471 5 15-19 Boylston St., Downtown Explosion and fire at the Paramount Hotel killed 10. Photo
7-1-1966 1337 4187 5 36 Roland St., Charlestown Paper warehouse fire with $1.5 million damage.  
2-18-1967 0711 1441 5 141 Tremont St., Downtown Crawford-Hollidge Department store fire Story
4-1-1967 0119 1514 4 27 Eliot St., Downtown Fire heavily damaged the 'Hillbilly Ranch' Bar, Park Square.  
6-19-1967 1643 3254 4 78-98 Taylor St., Dorchester Fire at the O.G. Kelley and A.T. Stearns Co's., destroyed 5 wood bldgs. Photos
7-16-1967 1838 2211 4 271 Northampton St., Roxbury Fire gutted 3-story brick Boston Tire Exchange Co, thousands of tires. Photos
1-20-1968 2139 1724 4 65 Shirley St., Roxbury Heavy damage to a 3-story brick bdlg., former Zinn Screw Machine Co. Photo
2-4-1968 0349 1632 5 1147 Washington St., South End Roosevelt Hotel fire killed 9, many rescued from transient hotel. Photo
2-7-1968 0844 7222 5 300-310 West Broadway & D St., So. Boston 'Blinstrub's Fire', a popular restaurant and nightclub, destroyed by fire. Photos
3-27-1968 1304 1296 5 Long Wharf, Atlantic Av./State St., Downtown Fire destroyed three United Fruit Co. buildings on Long Wharf.  
3-29-1968 0217 1539 5 288 Berkeley St., Back Bay 'First Church in Boston' fire extended to adjacent buildings. Photo    Photo
4-6-1968 1959 6184 5 262-274 East Eagle St., East Boston A rapidly spreading fire destroyed several 3-deckers in East Boston.  
5-14-1968 2258 711 5 Summer St. Bridge over RR tracks, So. Boston Fire destroyed 300ft bridge, RR sheds, boxcars, trucks & warehouses. Photo
6-27-1969 2348 1552 5 1-3 Holyoke St./415 Columbus Av., South End. Fire in 3 vacant 5-story brick buildings; last fire for Water Tower 1. Photo
8-5-1969 2223 3859 5 100 Meadow Rd., Readville Stop & Shop warehouse fire (first 5 alarm fire in Hyde Park) Photo
12-5-1969 2357 325 4 1030 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester Kirley Lumber Co. fire destroyed a lumber yard and several buildings. Photo
3-31-1971 0033 2341 5 50 Peterborough St., Back Bay Apartment house fire killed 8 residents, many rescued. Photo
4-20-1971 1349 1247 5 91-125 Clinton St., Downtown The Clinton Market warehouse destroyed by fire. Photo
5-19-1971 1354 721 4 Dover Street railroad yards, So. Boston. Fire destroyed railroad warehouses, shops & locomotive roundhouse. Photo
11-22-1971 1529 1436 5 132-144 Lincoln St., Downtown. Fire caused major damage to a 6-story commercial building. Photo
12-29-1971 1214 1412 3+ 604-610 Atlantic Ave., Downtown Vacant 6-story brick commercial building fully involved. Story
6-17-1972 1434 1571 4 160 Commonwealth Ave., Back Bay 'Vendome Hotel Fire & Collapse' caused death of nine firefighters.  
1-11-1973 1937 711 5 332-340 Summer St., South Boston 'Ralph Pill Electric', fire in an 8-story merchantile building. Story
1-15-1973 1143 1535 5 437 Boylston St., Back Bay Fire heavily damaged a 5-story bldg. housing Irish & Israeli consulates. Photo
11-10-1973 0439 1368 5 14 Hancock St., Beacon Hill Fire in an apartment building, many rescues made. Photo
4-1-1974 2152 6151 5 145 Sumner St., East Boston Fire destroyed a vacant warehouse. Photo
4-17-1974 1853 3754 5 1344 Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park Large fire at the vacant Allis-Chalmers manufacturing plant. Photo
7-16-1974 0451 1632 5 15 Groton St., South End The John J. Williams School building was destroyed. Photo
10-9-1974 0211 7421 5 1400-1406 Columbia Rd., South Boston The landmark Dorgan's Restaurant was destroyed. Photo
5-24-1975 0017 6112 5 220-228 Everett St., East Boston Several connected rowhouse buildings destroyed in a fast-moving fire. Photo
8-4-1975 0732 2791 3 38 Corinth St., Roslindale Stubborn basement fire at Corey's Market injured many firefighters. Photo
11-28-1975 1651 2252 5 20 Dudley St., Roxbury Former Dudley School, used as School Dept. warehouse. Photo
1-22-1976 2010 7445 5 768-776 East 6th St., South Boston A row of brick buildings with high winds and extreme cold. Photo
2-1-1976 2128 2411 5+ 301-309 Centre St., Jamaica Plain 'Plant Shoe Fire' caused the complete destruction of large mill building.  
12-29-1976 0300 1562 4 47 Huntington Avenue, Back Bay Copley Square Hotel, smoky fire forced the evacuation of all 119 guests.  
1-22-1977 2018 1539 3 35-39 Newbury St., Back Bay Fire damaged several bldg's housing fashion designer Alfred Fiandaca. Photo
7-20-1978 2125 1233 5 179-181 Salem Street, North End Large apt. bldg., beside Old North Church (Simultaneous 5-alarm fire). Photos/Text
7-20-1978 2250 1585 5 492 Beacon Street, Back Bay Fire in vacant Mt. Vernon Cong. Church. (Simultaneous 5-alarm fire) Photos
9-23-1978 . 7234 4 378 Dorchester St., South Boston Fire in the vacant, 4-story brick, former John A. Andrew School. Photo
3-29-1979 0103 1561 5 138 St. James Ave., Back Bay Copley Plaza Hotel Fire, 7-story stone/brick, many rescues over ladders. Photos
3-29-1979 0226 1568 3 39 Dalton St., Back Bay. Sheraton Boston Hotel Fire, 29-story, simultaneous hotel fire.  
11-17-1979 2247 1254 3 21-36 Merchants Row, Downtown. 6-story brick, Sanborn's Fish Market, FL-1, upper flrs. under renovation. Photos
1-29-1980 2231 1514 3 27 Eliot St., Back Bay. Hillbilly Ranch Fire, building under demolition. Photo
6-17-1980 1817 5221 9 70 Western Ave., Allston Fire in large railroad shed, boxcars, trailers.(Boston's First 9-Alarm Fire)  
9-24-1980 0253 1841 8 1046 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester 'St. William's Church Fire' destroyed a landmark stucco church building.  
1-6-1981 1507 1539 8 16-17 Arlington St./0 Newbury St., Back Bay Fire in a 5 story brownstone commercial bldg. caused 2 FF's deaths.  
1-7-1981 0826 2331 9 307-311 Huntington Ave., Back Bay Fire in a 5 story brick office/commercial building.  
1-7-1981 1822 5352 9 1874-1880 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton Fire in a large 4 story brick apartment building.  
3-6-1981 0458 6166 8 21-27 Brooks St./63-65 Morris St., East Boston Fire destroyed five 3-decker wood apartment buildings. Video
4-26-1981 1443 2113 7 889 Harrison Ave., Roxbury Fire destroyed the abandoned former St. Phillip Church. Photos
6-15-1981 1743 1796 6 Brunswick Gardens, Laredo St., Roxbury Fire destroyed a 3-story brick vacant apartment building. Photo
6-20-1981 0009 1761 4 50 Dacia St., Roxbury Fire heavily damaged the vacant former St. John's School. Photo
8-25-1981 0239 3182 4 318-322 Adams, 69 Gibson St., Dorchester. Fire destroyed/damaged four multi-unit wood apartment bldgs. Video
2-27-1982 2105 1471 9 597 Washington St., Downtown 'Hotel Avery Fire' gutted a former hotel turned rooming house. Photo
6-3-1982 0207 7251 4 844-848 Dorchester Avenue, South Boston Arson fire destroyed two vacant 3-decker wood apartment buildings. Photo
6-3-1982 0321 7161 9 410 E Street, South Boston 'Spero Toy Fire', arsonists destroyed 3 large comm. bldgs., $4m loss. Video    Photo
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Large 2/3-story brick & wood vacant commercial building. Video
Large 2.5-story brick & wood vacant bldg, former YMCA.
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6-27-1982 0546 2251 7 2401 Washington St., Roxbury 'Bartlett Building' fire consumed the upper floors of the 6-story building. Photo
7-7-1982 0524 1273 7 20-22, 24, 30 Bromfield St., Downtown Connected 4-story brick multiple-occupancy resident/commercial bldgs. Video
7-21-1982 0234 1526 9 7 Montgomery St./Clarendon St., South End Fire destroyed the vacant 4-story-high Clarendon St. Baptist Church. Video
7-21-1982 0347 255 7 185 Brookside Ave., Jamaica Plain Fire destroyed the vacant 3-story brick American Cellophane factory. Video
1-17-1983 0039 7137 2 99 West Fourth St., South Boston Arson fire, 4-story commercial bldg., housing Boston Sparks Assn. Photo
7-27-1983 0012 3165 8 296 Freeport St., Dorchester Minuteman Tire Co. bldg., extended to former MBTA powerhouse.  
12-7-1983 0520 6162 9 119-133 Havre St., East Boston Fire destroyed four 3-story wood dwellings and commercial bldgs. Video
12-13-1983 0041 6175 5 37-43 Marion/17-19 Monmouth St., E. Boston Fire in 2.5-story attached row dwellings & a wood 3-decker bldg. Video
1-19-1984 0337 1341 6 Rear of North Station, Nashua St., Downtown Pier fire on Charles River at the rear of North Station.  
1-24-1984 2018 3148 9 246 Adams St., Dorchester 'St. Ambrose Church Fire' destroyed a landmark brick church. Photos
2-18-1984 1217 6177 4 460-464 Meridian St., East Boston Fire destroyed three attached 3-decker apartment buildings. Photos
4-5-1984 0411 221 6 406 Massachusetts Ave., South End Fire gutted a large vacant 6-story brick duplex apartment bldg. Photos
8-11-1984 1321 7131 9 23-33 Wormwood St., South Boston Boston Plate Glass Co. fire destroyed a wood commercial building. Photos
9-12-1984 0324 2124 4 8-20 Warren St., Roxbury Fire gutted two 3.5-story brick & wood bldgs., apartments above stores. Video
4-14-1985 1423 3113 9 67 Vaughn Ave., Dorchester Fire destroyed vacant 4-story brick bldg., old California Olive Oil Co. Photo
7-4-1985 0017 4167 9 4,6,8,10,12 Sheafe Street, Charlestown 'Sheafe Street Fire' gutted several attached 3-story wood apt. bldgs. Video
9-1-1985 1540 1281 5 82-86 State St., Downtown Fire on mid-floors of an 11-story commercial bldg., over stores. Photo
1-2-1986 1713 1573 8 800 Boylston St., Back Bay 'Prudential Tower' fire in a 52-story high-rise  
3-21-1986 0144 7413 9 Mercer St., South Boston 'Mercer Street Fire' destroyed many homes, 1 FF death. Video
1-18-1987 2100 3184 7 336 Adams St., Dorchester Fire destroyed a vacant 4-story wood bldg., former National Electric Co. Video
2-19-1987 0014 613 7 269-271-279 Sumner St., East Boston Fire destroyed multiple attached 3-story row dwellings. Video
6-26-1987 0113 3412 9 Lonsdale St., Dorchester Early A.M. plane crash on Lonsdale St., Dorchester destroyed many homes. Story   Video
1-27-1989 1734 2251 9 80 Dudley St., Roxbury 'Roxbury Boys Club Fire'  
4-6-1989 0338 3846 8 1661-1671 Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park. Fire in the Morrill Builders Supply, a tire store & a truck repair shop. Video
10-12-1989 1152 1432 9 84 Essex St., Downtown Building fire in Chinatown, water problems, filmed by CBS 48 Hours. Video 1
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6-26-1990 1534 731 5 115 Dorchester St., South Boston 'Robinson's Hardware Fire' destroyed a neighborhood hardware store.  
12-12-1990 0825 1546 3 Back Bay Station, Dartmouth St., Back Bay Crash of AMTRAK and Commuter Rail trains caused many injuries. Photos
5-21-1991 0441 2253 7 23-25-27 Lambert Ave., Roxbury Fire gutted three 3.5-story wood dwelling buildings. Video
10-04-1991 1602 1332 6 15 Sudbury St., Downtown Fire on the roof of the John F. Kennedy Federal Building.  
11-2-1992 1111 6182 7 53 White Street, East Boston Fire in a large three-story residential building. Photo
4-22-1993 1649 1662 6 1761 Washington St., South End Large fire gutted commercial buildings and a 5-story former hotel. Photo
10-4-1993 1329 6134 7 135 Marginal St., East Boston Pier fire  
2-10-1994 0104 2266 6 192-195 Thornton St./5 Marcella St., Roxbury Fire destroyed two 3-deckers & a 2.5 floor wooden dwellings. Video
6-24-1994 0037 4113 9 40 Charles River Ave., Charlestown Rapids Furniture Company warehouse fire on a pier, 1 FF death.  
8-31-1995 0440 1571 5 26 Exeter Street, Back Bay 'Exeter Street Theatre Fire' heavily damaged a landmark theatre building.  
11-13-1996 1342 7433 7 283-295 K Street, South Boston 'K Street Fire' involved many connected buildings on K Street. Photo
8-7-1998 0416 2312 6 536-538 Commonwealth Ave., Back Bay Fire in a 5-story brick building, residences above stores, many rescues. Video
8-26-1998 1107 36 W/F 8 Ashton St., Dorchester Gas explosion leveled a duplex 3-decker and damaged many homes. Story
12-3-1998 0551 1316 9 112 Canal St., Downtown 'Canal Street Fire' destroyed a furniture warehouse building. Video
6-15-1999 0407 1775 6 150 Magnolia St., Dorchester Fire gutted the former Benedict Fenwick School, 3-story brick building.  
6-27-1999 2331 4166 7 428 Medford St/25-33 N.Mead St, Charlestown Fire destroyed 2.5 floor, U-shaped wood condos under construction. Video
1-20-2000 0144 1212 4 63 Endicott St., North End Fire on 4th fl. of 6-story vacant comm. bldg. converting to condos. Video
4-8-2000 1547 6262 9 61 Bayswater St., East Boston Orient Heights Yacht Club & several homes destroyed on a windy day.  
10-29-2000 0124 7441 9 5 Swallow St., South Boston 'Swallow Street Fire' destroyed 7 three-deckers, damaged others.  
11-2-2000 0533 3274 5 15 Hilltop St., Dorchester Fire gutted a large brick/concrete former recycling facility. Video
8-2-2001 2102 1411 3 298 Congress St., Downtown 'Tea Party Ship & Museum Fire' destroyed replica ship and buildings.  
5-4-2002 1531 4228 9 1st Ave & 13th St., Charlestown 'Rope Walk Fire' in a long building at ex-Charlestown Navy Yard.  
10-1-2002 1624 7324 9 776 Summer St., South Boston Boston Edison Power Plant fire.  
5-3-2003 0447 3418 7 16 Melbourne St., Dorchester Early morning fire in a 3-decker extended to two other 3-deckers.  
1-18-2005 1731 2461 5 633 Centre St., Jamaica Plain 'First Baptist Church Fire' destroyed a Jamaica Plain landmark.  
2-22-2007 1851 1212 6 129 Endicott St., North End Fire in a 5-story commercial and residential building.  
8-27-2007 1200 1411 2 Congress Street Bridge, South Boston Fire destroyed the Boston Tea Party Museum. Story
8-29-2007 2105 281 4 1721 Centre St., West Roxbury Fire in a row of 'taxpayers' caused death of two firefighters.  
12-31-2007 1941 7435 7 309 Emerson St., South Boston Fire in a 5-story ex-hotel converted to condominiums with two deaths. Video
1-5-2008 0340 3744 4 2-20 Fairmount Ave., Hyde Park Fire destroyed a large 3-story building housing many businesses.  
3-10-2008 0745 1573 4 776 Boylston St., Back Bay 14-story Mandarin Hotel fire, damaging condos under construction.  
6-30-2008 0324 1293 7 440 Atlantic Ave., Downtown James Hook Lobster Co. fire on the waterfront.  
1-6-2009 0157 2343 4 84-100 Peterborough St., Fenway Fire gutted a block of single-story stores and restaurants (taxpayers).  
2-21-2009 0123 3358 5 612-624 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester Fire destroyed a former theatre building, housing a church and stores.  
7-11-2009 0111 7218 4 400 Dorchester Ave., South Boston Fire destroyed a seafood processing plant and surrounding structures.  
4-7-2010 1347 1583 9 483 Beacon St., Back Bay Fire on floors 7 & 8 of a 10-story condo bldg. built in 1895. Hot 90+*.  
7-8-2010 1038 1376 4 11 Charles St., Beacon Hill Deluca's Market, basement elec. fire extended all 4 floors. Humid 96+*.  
8-21-2010 2227 1712 9 57-75 Norfolk Ave., Roxbury Fire in multi-story vacant warehouse, extented to an adjacent building. Video
10-17-2011 0048 2296 5 71 Westminster Av/5-9 Wardman Rd., Roxbury Fire in a U-shaped apt. bldg., w/ rescue of 6 y.o. child dropped from 3rd fl.  
10-30-2011 0047 236 5 35-41 Calumet Street, Mission Hill During heavy snow storm, fire gutted two 3-story dwellings. Video
2-12-2012 0551 5336 4 167-183 Chestnut Hill Av., Brighton Stubborn cellar fire destroyed a row of 'taxpayers' on a cold, windy day. Video Part 1
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4-1-2012 1355 6167 7 324-330 Chelsea St., East Boston Fire gutted several attached 3-story, 6-unit, brick dwellings.  
8-16-2012 1112 3483 5 5 Fairmount Street, Dorchester Fire gutted a large 3-decker dwelling and an attached garage.  
10-27-2012 0622 5138 5 62-64 Quint Avenue, Allston Fire destroyed a large 2.5-story dwelling.  
2-4-2013 2337 613 5 265-267 Sumner/45-47 Orleans St., E. Boston Fire caused heavy damage to a large multi-unit dwelling. Audio/Video
3-27-2013 1836 314 6 10-12 Fox St./8 Juliette St., Dorchester Rear porches fire destroyed three tight-knit 3-deckers. Audio
7-7-2013 0713 5241 5 15-21 Mansfield St./22-30 Royal St., Allston Rear porches fire destroyed several dwellings, damaged several others. Video Part 1 Video Part 2 Video Part 3
8-21-2013 0908 7163 5 410 West Broadway, South Boston St. John the Baptist Albanian Orthodox Church, circa 1880, destroyed. Audio
12-3-2013 0437 711 8 327 Summer Street, South Boston Fire gutted a 5-story commercial bldg. undergoing renovation. Audio/Video
2-1-2014 1407 1583 7 31 Massachusetts Av., Back Bay Fire in an 8-story hi-rise apartment house gutted 5th to 8th floor. Video
3-3-2014 0412 2142 7 124-126 Warren St., Roxbury Large 3-story vacant residential bldg., extended to a 4-story brick.  
3-26-2014 1442 1579 9 298 Beacon St., Back Bay Basement fire, 4/5-story brownstone extended to roof, two FF's deaths.  
4-9-2014 1924 6172 8 85 Lexington Street, East Boston Auto fire in driveway extended to 5 wood residential bldgs, windy day.  
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