Video: Boston Firefighter Rescues Dog That Fell Through Ice in Jamaica Pond

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.


$6,000 and Counting Raised for Creighton Street Fire Victims

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.


3-Alarm Fire on Creighton Street Displaces Nine

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.

Flanagan & Seaton fire, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.

Fire at Former Flanagan & Seaton Building on Washington Street

It's been a busy night along Washington Street. Along with a car fire, which we've previously reported, firefighters have knocked down a blaze at the old Flanagan & Seaton building. Boston Fire Department Deputy Chief Jay Fleming said it appeared that demolition work was occurring in the building and a Bobcat vehicle caught fire. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames and then waited for the smoke to clear from the building. Firefighters used thermal imaging machines to determine where the fire was located in the building entering.


Car Fire at English High School in Jamaica Plain

Boston firefighters quickly responded to a vehicle with flames showing from its hood in an English High School parking lot around 6 pm tonight, just after the conclusion of a football game at the adjacent field. Ivan Sanchez, who identified himself as the owner of the vehicle, stood by the scene, as firefighters used chainsaws to cut open the hood so they could extinguish the fire. "I parked it there and went to the field and when I came back it was on fire," said Sanchez, who was attending an English High School football game to watch his daughter, who is a cheerleader for the school. "I was scared." A Boston firefighter called in the fire and BFD personnel were quickly on scene to extinguish the flames, said Sanchez.