Friday, May 30, 2008

James Hook and Company Destroyed by Fire

James Hook and Company, a Boston landmark that has been selling lobsters to restaurants and wholesalers since the 1920s, was gutted by fire today.

According to WBZ 1030 and the Boston Fire Department, the blaze started around 3:30 this morning and quickly went to seven alarms. The structure, which is located at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Northern Avenue near the Moakley Bridge on the Boston Waterfront, burned very quickly, partly because of the cardboard boxes used for shipping that were inside the building. No injuries occurred.

James Hook and Company started selling lobsters to restaurants back in 1925 and has been owned by the same family since the beginning. According to their Web site, the company has been shipping more than 50,000 pounds of lobster per day.

For more information on the fire at James Hook and Company, please go to the WBZ link below: