You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.


Man burned in house fire airlifted to Boston hospital

Continue reading below

A Hull man suffered third-degree burns over 35 percent of his body in a fire he said was sparked in a space heater shortly after midnight Sunday, according to a fire official. The man was taken by MedFlight to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Efforts to extinguish the blaze took more than five hours as water from the firefighters’ hoses froze as soon as it hit the house, the fire official said. Firefighters were met with “heavy fire” when they arrived at the single-family house on Nantasket Ave., where the 62-year-old resident lived alone, at 12:05 a.m., said Captain Kevin Breen. The fire reached two alarms, summoning help from local departments. Firefighters had to break the waterfront home’s storm shutters to access the interior. One firefighter was taken to South Shore Hospital with a knee injury after he slipped on ice.

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of