DeLuca’s Market Burns. Another Big Boston Fire and a Moment of Compassion.

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.

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