St. John the Baptist Boston Church May Collapse: Six Firefighters Injured, $1M Loss Estimated

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 21, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Boston Fire Department tweeted Wednesday afternoon that the five-alarm fire at St. John the Baptist Church in South Boston has caused damages worth about $1,000,000.

Heat exhaustion and injury led six firefighters to be treated by emergency personnel. Of the injured firefighters, one had a neck injury, two had burns, two had cuts, and another was affected by the extreme heat. 

“It will be a while if / when Boston fire investigators can get inside to look for a cause and point of origin,” tweeted the department. 

The fire chief said the church will likely collapse, according to a tweet from Kelley Tuthill, WCVB reporter.  

Also see: Five-Alarm Fire at St. John the Baptist Church, South Boston (+Video +Photos)

 

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.