As if playing host to 1.5 million jubilant Patriots fans wasn’t enough, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh apparently stopped on the highway Tuesday night to help a driver whose car was on fire, according to officials.
Boston fire spokesman Brian Alkins said Walsh’s car pulled over near Exit 12 on Interstate 93 southbound shortly before 7 p.m. and stayed with the driver of the car that was on fire until crews responded. There were no injuries, said Alkins.
Boston Fire Department praised Walsh on Twitter, saying he “took the time to pull over in the side of 93S to help a stranger whose car was on fire until we could arrive to extinguish the flames.”
On his way home from Hosting 1.5 million #PatsNation fans @marty_walsh took time to pull over in the side of 93S to help a stranger whose car was on fire until we could arrive to extinguish the flames.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) February 6, 2019
Thanks Mayor Walsh #LookToBoston pic.twitter.com/L2Aae5qcN1
The mayor’s Twitter account responded by thanking the department and saying, “I’m glad everyone got home safe.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Messages left with Walsh’s press office were not immediately returned Tuesday night.
Earlier in the day, Boston was the scene of a triumphant duck boat parade that celebrated the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory over the Rams on Sunday. The celebration may have been the largest rally in the city’s history.