Boston officials say two firefighters are dead and more than 10 people are injured from a nine-alarm building fire in the city's Back Bay neighborhood Wednesday.
The fire broke out around 2:45 p.m at 298 Beacon St. The Boston Globe says it started in the basement of a 4-story apartment complex.
“It was just a wall of thick, black smoke coming across as the wind off the Charles carried it over beacon street and on into the Back Bay, making this a very difficult fire to fight.” (Via WBZ-TV)
The Boston Fire Department posted photos showing how intense the fire was. Here you can see heavy flames blowing out of a window and thick smoke coming out of another. (Via TwitPic / @BostonFire)
Boston EMS has kept running tweets of how many injured people have been taken to the hospital. As of 5:30 eastern time, that number was 18. (Via Twitter / @BOSTON_EMS)
CNN reports because of the fire’s intensity, more than 150 firefighters and 20 trucks responded to the scene.
So far officials have not determined what caused the fire.