Photos: East Boston residents evacuate following 9-alarm fire

By Maya Gacina

The Boston Fire Department ordered evacuations in an East Boston neighborhood on March 15 after a massive fire broke out from a casket company on Bennington Street at approximately 3:30 p.m.

One student living in the area confirmed with the college that they were safe and uninjured and no other students have reached out to the college for resources or emergency housing, Associate Dean of Campus Life Erik Muurisepp said in a phone interview with the Beacon.

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  • Associate Dean of Campus Life Erik Muurisepp said the college keeps three emergency singles in the Colonial and 2 Boylston Place residence halls available at all times. •Photo by Anissa Gardizy/Beacon Staff

  • The Boston Fire Department evacuated East Boston residents following a fire that ignited at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the New England Casket Company. Photo by Anissa Gardizy

  • East Boston residents were evacuated after a nine-alarm fire broke out at approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 15. Photo by Anissa Gardizy