BLAZE BEATEN

August 12, 2011
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Photo by Steve MacDonald/Boston Fire Department BLAZE BEATEN Firefighters in record-tying 103-degree heat finish off a fire that did $250,000 in damage to an apartment building at 1953-1955 Columbus Ave. in Egleston Square on July 22. The fire, which injured no residents, was caused by a cigarette on the porch pictured here, according to the Boston Fire Department (BFD). The building is where the infamous Brink’s Job robbery of 1950 was planned by a JP resident, as the Gazette reported in 2006. A cigarette caused another fire on Aug. 1 at 49 Mozart St., which displaced eight people, according to BFD.

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