Boston Box 3842, 2-Alarms

Tuesday brought Boston another multiple alarm fire. Box 3842 was struck for 1904 River Street, fire in the apartment building.

Boston Firefighters battled a 2 alarm fire at 1904 River Street in the Readville section of the city just after 1pm on Tuesday March 23, 2010. (Stephen Walsh/Box 714 Imaging, with permission)

Boston Firefighters battled a 2 alarm fire at 1904 River Street in the Readville section of the city just after 1pm on Tuesday March 23, 2010. (Stephen Walsh/Box 714 Imaging, with permission)

The fire was in a 2 story brick apartment building with fire on both floors. (Stephen Walsh/Box 714 Imaging, with permission)

The fire was in a 2 story brick apartment building with fire on both floors. (Stephen Walsh/Box 714 Imaging, with permission)

See more of Steve’s photos here at:
Boston 2nd Alarm 1904 River Street

Fire in the basement ran the walls into the first floor of the 1 1/2 story structure.
1303 Box 3842
E.49, 48, 53 – L.16, 25 – Car 12 acting(Ops)
1305 R.2
1306 Rehab and RIT
E.16* – TL.10* – W.25 – Car 9*(RIT)/(2nd)
1311 2nd Alarm
E.55, 30, 52 – L.26
SU, FlC, W.12 – H.1, Z.1(2nd)/(RIT), C.7, Car 8 acting – A.65
1317 Special
E.21 – L.4 – Z.1

Courtesy A.65, Belin

On a side note, Stephen Walsh captures more than Boston fires. The time he doesn’t spend roaming the suburbs for working fires he devotes to being President of the International Fire Photographers Association. Chances are there is someone in your department, or buffing your calls, who is good with a camera and composition. Let them know about the IAFP.






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