More than 60 residents displaced following Boston YMCA fire


One resident was taken to the hospital and greater than 60 others have been displaced after a hearth broke out in a single day Wednesday on the YMCA of Greater Boston, hearth officers mentioned. 

The blaze began round 12:50 a.m. on the seventh flooring of the constructing at 316 Huntington Ave., inflicting an estimated $100,000 in injury, the Boston Fire Department mentioned in a tweet. 

At approx. 12:50 am a hearth on the seventh flooring on the ⁦@YMCA_Boston⁩ 316 Huntington Ave. There was 1 resident transported by ⁦@BOSTON_EMS⁩ . Damages est. at 100,000. BFD-VAU , ⁦@COB_ONS⁩ ,⁦@RedCrossMA⁩ serving to with the 60+ displaced . BFD-FIU investigating .

— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) May 21, 2020

The Red Cross of Massachusetts mentioned the constructing has each hearth and water injury, and famous that they’re working with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s workplace to assist the 66 displaced residents and decide when, or if, they’ll return to their houses. 

Red Cross volunteers are assting 66 displaced residents from a constructing hearth/water injury in Boston early this morning. We’re coordinating with @BostonFire and @COB_ONS to find out when/if residence can return. Situation is growing.

— RedCrossMA (@RedCrossMA) May 21, 2020

Firefighters additionally thanked the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for offering the residents with transportation.

“Thanks to the ⁦@MBTA⁩ for providing transportation for the displaced,” hearth officers mentioned in a tweet. “A coordinated effort by multiple city agencies, working together to ensure the safety of the residents.” 

Thanks to the ⁦@MBTA⁩ for offering transportation for the displaced .A coordinated effort by a number of metropolis businesses , working collectively to make sure the security of the residents ⁦@CityOfBoston⁩ [email protected]_ONS⁩ ⁦@BOSTON_EMS⁩ ⁦@bostonpolice⁩ ⁦@ISDBoston⁩

— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) May 21, 2020

Authorities are investigating the incident, and no additional info was out there Thursday morning.