Generator fire forces evacuation of Doubletree Hotel in Allston
Boston firefighters are evacuating hundreds of guests from Doubletree Hotel in Allston after a generator fire knocked out the building’s power. Firefighters responded to the 15-story hotel at 400 Soldiers Field Road at 7:20 a.m., according to official tweets. The fire broke out in a generator room on the second floor, officials said. Electric panels and diesel fuel caught fire and firefighters worked with building staff to cut the fuel supply. The hotel was at capacity and the 400 guests are being taken by MBTA buses to the Hyatt Hotel across the Charles River on Memorial Drive, officials said.