While a new fire station is built on Columbus Avenue to replace an old one, there will be temporary fire house sited on Amory Street starting by June. The plan is still being worked on, but the hope is to have the firefighters of companies Engine 42 Rescue 2 and District 9 out of the old house at 1870 Columbus Ave., Roxbury, by June, said Brian Alkins, Public Information Officer for the Boston Fire Department, to Jamaica Plain News. Once out of the current firehouse, there will be a two-month bidding process for the new building to be sited at the current location. The construction process is expected to last from 16 to 18 months. The cost of the overall project is expected to be $23.5 million.
The Boston Fire Department safely evacuated all residents and two dogs from a house fire on Boylston Street on Thursday afternoon. As of 5 pm, Boston Fire Department personnel were battling the blaze, but had knocked down the heavy fire, according to a BFD tweet. Upon arrival, firefighters saw that the 2.5-story house was engulfed in flames.
A dog named Maggie needed to be rescued by a Boston Firefighter from Jamaica Pond after falling through the ice on Feb. 23rd. Here is a video of the daring rescue by Boston Firefighter Mike Ronayne, which shows how he crawled out on the ice while wearing a suit designed to combat frigid water temperatures. At one point the firefighter also fell through the ice. But without much delay he was able to rescue the dog, pulling it out from the water, and Maggie the dog happily walked away and joined her owner on land.
JP is responding to help the nine residents displaced by Saturday's fire on Creighton Street. The fire caused an estimated $700,000 damage to a six-unit house at 12-14 Creighton. One person was taken to a hospital after slipping and falling, Boston EMS reported. Resident Shamus Moynihan has set up a "Go Fund Me" campaign to aid the victims. At the time of posting this article, the campaign had raised $6,015. For more on the blaze, please see our initial story.
A heavy fire broke out on Creighton Street in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square around 5 p.m. Saturday evening displacing nine people. The Boston Fire Department tweeted that one resident was treated and taken by Boston EMS to a hospital after tripping and falling. No one else was injured. The estimated damage was $700,000 to a 3.5-story six-unit house at 12-14 Creighton St., reported the BFD. At least nine residents were displaced and Red Cross Massachusetts was responding to help.