BOSTON (CBS) – A firefighter was injured while battling a 4-alarm blaze on Border Street in East Boston.
The unidentified firefighter went to the hospital with a back injury, officials said. His condition was not known Saturday night. Officials evacuated a nearby strip mall while firefighters were responding to reports of a building fire on Border Street at a vacant, three-story warehouse.READ MORE: Ames Nowell State Park In Abington Closes As Search For Missing Elijah Lewis Continues
When they arrived, firefighters found heavy smoke and flames billowing from the roof area.READ MORE: Early Voting Begins In Boston For Mayoral Election
Firefighters had to use saws to get into the building, said Boston Fire Department Chief of Operations Jerry Fontana.
“It was pretty much buttoned up, hard to get into, rolling steel doors that had to be cut open. All of the doors were heavy steel doors so access was an issue,” Fontana said at the scene.
Fire officials reported fire in several dumpsters inside the building.MORE NEWS: 4 Your Community: DAV Department Of Massachusetts
The building is adjacent to the shopping center in Central Square by the tunnels. Streets surrounding the fire were closed.