Monday, October 17, 2016

$900K in damages after two-alarm fire rips through at 228 Newbury Street brownstone in Boston, Mass.

Two-alarm fire in Newbury Street brownstone causes $900,000 in damages

Basement was a walk-in restaurant. 1st floor an art gallery. 6 apts floors 2-3-4. Chief estimates damage at $900,000.00

 By Felicia Gans Globe Correspondent October 16, 2016
Jan Beaven

Boston firefighters extinguished a two-alarm blaze at a Newbury Street brownstone Sunday evening, fire officials said.

The fire started at about 6:18 p.m. on the first floor of 228 Newbury St., which has businesses on the first floor and residences above, the Boston fire department wrote on Twitter.

The four-story brownstone has six one-room apartments. The basement is a restaurant, and the first floor is an art gallery.

The fire started in the rear of the building and extended to the second floor, the fire department said.

At about 6:40 p.m., the department tweeted that the heavy fire had been extinguished, and firefighters were checking for hot spots.

Fire officials estimate the damages are at about $900,000, the department said. No injuries have been reported.