Large Fire Destroys Apartment Buildings on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown

Large Fire Destroys Apartment Buildings on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown

BOSTON —Firefighters battled a destructive six-alarm fire in Charlestown that damaged three buildings.


From above, it appears one building in the area of 284-286 Bunker Hill Street is very heavily damaged and at least two neighboring buildings also showed visible signs of damage.

No residents were injured in the fire, but Boston Fire said one firefighter was treated and transported to Massachusetts General for evaluation.

Boston Fire said the initial call for the fire was received at 1:45 p.m., and it was escalated to a second alarm as soon as firefighters arrived. It was raised to a sixth alarm by 2:40 p.m.

A neighboring red building shows signs of fire damage, and water from the firefighter’s hoses was cascading out of the lowest level.

Meanwhile, Sky5 saw siding was melted on another building where firefighters had apparently broken through doors in order to stand on the porches and roof. From those perches, firefighters aimed their hoses at the burning building.

Although flames are no longer visible through the Sky5 cameras, firefighters have not relented in their assault with water.

The building at the center of the firefight was almost entirely blackened, with only scraps of the original beige siding surviving the flames.

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