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Fire breaks out in high rise under construction on Stuart Street

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BFD trucks blocked off traffic heading southbound at the Stuart and Tremont Streets intersection. Tomas Gozalez / Beacon Staff

The Boston Fire Department extinguished a two-alarm fire that broke out in a 24-story high rise under construction next to the Wilbur Theatre at the corner of Stuart and Tremont Streets. No injuries were reported.

The fire only affected construction materials on the outside of the building and the BFD estimates damages at $250,000. BFD was notified at approximately 5:20 p.m.

BFD trucks blocked off traffic heading southbound at the Stuart and Tremont Streets intersection. At one point, the Boston Police Department blocked traffic flowing eastbound on Stuart Street between Charles and Tremont Streets.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
Chris Van Buskirk graduated in 2021. He worked for the State House News Service and MassLive before moving on to the Boston Herald as a state house reporter in May 2023.

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