WORCESTER (CBS) – Tuesday marks the fifth anniversary of a 9-alarm fire in the Back Bay that claimed the lives of two Boston firefighters.
Investigators determined that “irresponsible and even careless” actions by welders accidentally sparked the blaze. No charges were filed.
Malden-based D & J Ironworks welders didn’t have a permit when they were installing railings, and accidentally threw off a spark. It combined with gale-force wind to fuel an inferno through the brownstone.
The company was fined $58,000 for 10 violations after the deadly fire.