For BMW at East Boston fire scene, blocking hydrant proves costly ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Bill Brett/Globe Staff The fire was upgraded to eight alarms. jessica Rinaldi/globe Staff The blaze may have been aided by strong winds. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Firefighters broke the windows of a car to make room for a hose. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Neighbors watched as firefighters worked in the neighborhood of tightly packed homes. Bill Brett/Globe STaff Onlookers watched firefighters battle the blaze. Bill Brett/Globe Staff A firefighter sprayed water from the top of a ladder. Christina Prignano/Globe staff The fire was on Lexington Street. Christina Prignano/Globe staff Area residents turned out to watch. Bill Brett/Globe Staff The fire appeared to have started in the vehicle’s engine, a Fire Department spokesman said.