Boston firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at 199 Charles Street Saturday night, according to the Department’s official Twitter account. One firefighter was taken to Mass general Hospital with chest pains, according to the department.
Companies responded at 10 p.m. to the site and found smoke rising from the ceiling. By 11:10 p.m., the main portion of the fire was knocked down, according to the department. Five residents were displaced. Firefighters estimated the damage at $1 million.
There is a clothing business located on the first floor of the building. The upper floors were all apartments, according to the department. They counted eight names on the mailboxes.
Boston Antiques Company is listed at 199 Charles Street, according to the shop’s Facebook page.
Fire here on Charles St. 5 ladders in attendance pic.twitter.com/5fwY4hyNgK— Robin Peers (@robinpeers) April 27, 2014
Fire is in the middle of the building. Ceilings continue being pulled. http://t.co/GjcHBxjxTE— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) April 27, 2014
No car in front of the hydrant. The way it should be. http://t.co/bMz3ZukUsC— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) April 27, 2014
Heavy burn first floor ceiling http://t.co/nce772LvQu— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) April 27, 2014
When running hose up 4 flights of stairs, have to leave some slack http://t.co/nFJCeMAE4B— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) April 27, 2014