Boston firefighters responded to Causeway Street around 4:20 p.m. for what turned into a three-alarm fire on the 25th floor of a building under construction next to Boston Garden.
This is the second fire at a downtown construction site iinn two weeks.
Firefighters were hampered getting to the fire scene because the only working elevator in the structure only goes to the fourth floor. Also, water didn't flow up to the fire scene until a construction-company worker arrived and opened a bypass valve on the building standpipe.
The fire was declared knocked down around 5:20 p.m. The Boston Fire Department estimates damage at $200,000 and says the cause is under investigation.
Apt building under construction over TD Garden appears to be on fire. Similar incident last week in the Gov Ctr garage redevelopment (foreground) pic.twitter.com/jxoah85vf3
— Jason Rowe (@jdrinboston) March 9, 2019
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