Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Several Restaurants Destroyed in Fenway Fire

Six restaurants in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston were destroyed in a four-alarm fire early this morning.

The fire apparently started at Thornton's Fenway Grille, a popular breakfast and lunch spot on the corner of Peterborough Street and Kilmamock Street, and quickly spread eastward along Peterborough, hitting a total of seven businesses, including six restaurants. According to Universal Hub and other sources, the restaurants that were gutted by the fire were Thornton's, Greek Isles, El Pelon Taqueria, Sorento's, Umi, and Rod Dee. This is the second time that El Pelon Taqueria was shut down due to a fire; it was closed for awhile after a fire damaged the Mexican restaurant in December 2007.

According to WBZ, no one inside any of the buildings was hurt, though two firefighters were injured when they fell on some ice. WBZ also mentions that 100 firefighters were used to contain the fire, which started around 2:00 in the morning.

For more information on the fire that hit the Fenway section of Boston last night, please go to the following links from WBZ and Universal Hub:

Fire Destroys Fenway Restaurants

Fenway restaurants, dry cleaners go up in flames; residents evacuated

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