By John Lynds
Boston Fire Department officials always say the most dangerous fires occur late at night or in the early morning hours when people are asleep.
That is exactly what happened last week on Byron Street and luckily no one was injured.
Boston Fire responded to a call of a house on fire at 66 Byron St. at 3 a.m. Friday, January 6. When firefighters arrived there was heavy smoke and fire pouring out of the rear of the three-story building. Firefighters quickly evacuated the building and there were no injuries reported.
Minutes later, Boston Fire ordered a second alarm due to the fire traveling out of the side of the first floor and traveling up the back of the building. With homes along Byron Street only a few feet apart, firefighters feared a second building being engulfed in flames. Photos from the scene show vinyl siding on the homes next door starting to melt.
Luckily, Boston Fire was able to quickly knock down the fire and prevent further damage to the home and homes next door.
The fire left four people that lived in the three family home out in the cold but they were able to stay with friends and family.
Fire Commissioner and Chief Joseph Finn was on the scene and estimated the damage to be $100,000. The cause of the blaze and point of origin is still under investigation.