Firefighters deal with extreme heat while battling 7-alarm blaze in Revere

"It can’t get any worse...a lot of people had to bail out of there. It’s intense heat and...the humidity is keeping the smoke down."

Firefighters battle a 6 alarm fire on Hyde Street in Revere, MA on June 29, 2021. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)

Firefighters are managing brutal conditions at a seven-alarm fire in Revere that spread to three houses on Hyde Street on Tuesday, according to WBZ.

Temperatures in Revere remain in the high 90s, and the extreme smoke conditions have been documented by numerous reporters on the ground.

There have been no injuries reported, according to 7 News Boston, and though several firefighters have been treated for heat exhaustion, all residents were reported out of the building. 

“It can’t get any worse, it’s getting hotter and we had a lot of guys going down,” Revere’s Assistant Fire Chief James Cullen told Boston 25 News reporter Drew Karedes. “A lot of people had to bail out of there. It’s intense heat and…the humidity is keeping the smoke down, so even down here at the command post everyone is enveloped in smoke.”


Civilians were assisting firefighters with cool towels and bottles of water.


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