The Boston Fire Department put out a brush fire in the Fenway area around 1 p.m. Thursday and rescued from the Muddy River a man who had been burned, according to the department’s Twitter account.
The Boston Fire Department said it had responded to a “large grass fire” at 59 Fenway in a tweet around 1:40 p.m.
The man was pulled from the Muddy River in the Fens by Boston firefighters equipped with survival suits, the department said in a tweet.
The fire sent flames high into the air and generated heavy black smoke, leading to the temporary closure of nearby roads.
Fire department spokesman Brian Alkins said three engines responded to the fire.