BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Fire Department had to warm up several fire hydrants in Dorchester over the weekend as firefighters battled an apartment fire amid sub-zero temperatures.
BFD tweeted several photos of smoke and flames billowing from the multi-family house on Fuller Street. The fire broke out Saturday at around 1:30 p.m., as temperatures lingered in the teens for a second day.
"Heavy fire showing from rear porches," BFD said. "Fire quickly went to 3 alarms [due] to extension from frozen hydrants... BFD motor squad did a great job heating hydrants quickly for companies."
One firefighter was transported by Boston EMS with minor injuries.
BFD tweeted thanks to the MBTA for providing a bus to keep 16 people and three pets warm, and to Boston Sparks for keeping crews warm and fire ground salted.
Written by Brit Smith