Fireworks caused Boston's massive warehouse blaze

WBZ-TV

WBZ-TV

Firefighters investigating what has been described as the biggest blaze in Boston in decades say the fire was caused by some men setting off fireworks from a the roof of a nearby building.

Fire Lt. Hank Sheridan said on Tuesday that the men caused the fireworks to travel to the stricken warehouse, igniting the roof and triggering a nine-alarm blaze that brought in about 170 firefighters from across the city.

The fire was reported on Saturday night in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood and was not completely out until Sunday afternoon. No one was hurt. It caused an estimated $750,000 in damage.

The cause was determined after investigators examined physical evidence, interviewed witnesses and reviewed burn patterns together with other factors.

The culprits may be cited for illegal activity. The fire has been ruled accidental.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Boston

Summer of Savings
Download Weather App

Listen Live