Alvin Buyinza – masslive.com
On Friday, a five-alarm fire broke out on the 20th floor of a 43-story high rise under construction at One Congress Street, according to Boston Fire Department spokesperson Sharon Galloway.
The fire started on the 20th floor and went up all the way to the 21st floor, Galloway said. Firefighters first encountered smoke on the 18th floor. As many as 400 workers were in the building at the time, according to Boston 10 news.
Boston Fire was able to quickly put out the fire in seven to eight minutes, Galloway told MassLive. The fire department used a stand pipe in the building to help put out the fire.
The high-rise building is part of the Bulfinch Crossing development in downtown Boston.
There were no deaths, according to Galloway. But two construction workers were injured, according to the Boston Globe.
Earlier this morning, there were reports that showed smoke billowing out of the building, according to NBC Boston. This prompted Massachusetts State Police to temporarily block the Government Center ramps to Interstate 93 and several streets, NBC Boston reported.