1984 Beverly fire etched into memory of witnesses ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Gregg Derr/Globe file photo Beverly firefighters carried out one of the dead after a 1984 fire that killed 15 people. Danny Sheehan/Globe file photo Residents of the Beverly rooming house received hot coffee and clothing after escaping from the third floor. Janet Knott/Globe file photo Beverly firemen felt the effects of exhaustion after fighting the blaze. Gregg Derr/Globe file photo A firefighter hosed down the collapsed roof before fire officials looked for bodies under multiple feet of rubble on the third floor. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff There is a CVS built in the place of the structure that burned 30 years ago. Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff A plaque on the site memorializes the victims of the fire.