Fire plunges Back Bay into darkness
Boston firefighters are responding to a three-alarm fire in a garage adjacent to the Back Bay Hilton. Traffic in the downtown area is snarled as emergency crews respond to the area. The fire was reported at 6:27 p.m. in the garage on Scotia Street, around the corner from the hotel. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and a second alarm was ordered, the fire department said. A third alarm was ordered at around 7 p.m. The fire was located in a 115,000-volt transformer, the department said in official tweets.