Boston Fire Tweets: Commercial Wharf Offices In Flames

Published May 4, 2011

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A three-alarm fire struck some law offices this morning at 95 Commercial Wharf in Boston’s North End.

The fire was the result of “careless cigarette disposal” from the building’s second floor, according to the Boston Fire Department’s twitter feed. Damage is being estimated at $3 million.

Seventy-five firefighters responded to the scene. At least five were sent to the hospital — according to a 12:20 p.m. tweet — none had life-threatening injuries.

Steve Lyons, a Boston attorney whose office was destroyed in the fire, told The Boston Globe that he saw the flames:

“I live nearby and this morning I woke up and looked out from my balcony and saw my office in flames,” Lyons said in a calm but sad voice. “So I came down here, unfortunately to find my office totally engulfed and all the offices around it in flames.’’

The Boston Police Department tweeted that Commercial Street will be closed for most of the day because of the fire.