On January 9, 2009, a Boston fire crew’s ladder truck suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure returning from a call on Mission Hill. Boston fire Lieutenant Kevin Kelley died after the truck slammed into a building on Huntington Ave. It is hard to believe that four years have passed. Here is a photo of the very solemn moments after Lt. Kelley’s colleagues recovered him from the rubble. Needless to say it was a very difficult photo to snap at the time. There was not a dry eye in the area at that moment.
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Boston firefighters stand at attention to honor Lt. Kevin Kelley, killed on duty four years ago today.by markadmin Posted: Wednesday, 1/9/2013
I was photographing the 2nd of 3 deliberately set fires in the Pratt street area of Allston when neighbors pointed firefighters toward another fire that was burning. I ran with the firefighters, the arson squad and Boston police arson detective James Freeman toward the rear of an Ashford street home. Heavy fire was pushing out from the car and starting to ignite the shingles on the side of the structure. My photos below show Detective James Freeman and firefighters stretching hoses to the fire. The last photo shows Jeff Intinarelli, as he checks his totaled, still smoldering car. In all, this morning’s 3 arson fires destroyed a total of 5 cars. This makes a total of 8 deliberate burns in the span of 7 weeks in this small area of Allston. Over 10 cars have been destroyed. Check out my photos and Herald reporter John Zaremba’s story at bostonherald.com
The Boston fire department saved this building after a stubborn 2-alarm fire broke out on the 3rd floor Saturday. The middle photo shows district chief Frank Jones with insulation on top of his head after the 3rd floor ceiling at 251 Saratoga St. was finally cracked open. The fire caused $250,000.00 damage. Please see my photos below. Shot on assignment for the Boston Herald.
I got to the scene of this fire fairly late due to heavy traffic and then congestion around Beacon Hill. The 2nd alarm was struck as I was arriving. The basement fire would extend to 4-alarms and would also heavily affect the apartments above. I was photographing the firefighting efforts in the front of the building when I noticed the woman below arriving across the street from the fire building to find her upper floor apartment filled with smoke. She naturally became very emotional and that’s when I spotted Boston fire Lt. Tom Murray springing into action to comfort her and explain to her what was going on. She was then escorted to an area where she could have some privacy (away from the press) and then she left. After hours of trying, I never got her name. I wish her the best. Here are three of my photos from today and here is my Herald photo gallery.