Boston Firefighters Face Frozen Hydrants While Battling Blaze

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.

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Written by Brit Smith

(Photo: BFD/Twitter)

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