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Boston firefighters were called to the historic Suffolk Downs horse racetrack Monday evening after a fire erupted in one of its buildings.The Boston Fire Department said around 11 p.m. that multiple units responded to the multi-alarm fire. Videos posted online showed several firefighters battling the blaze on ladders above the building.
Boston firefighters battling a multi-alarm blaze at the Suffolk Downs horse racetrack on May 30, 2022.
(Boston Fire Department/Twitter)”Companies are working at the 4th alarm at Suffolk Downs. Fire in the roof area, heavy smoke condition throughout the building,” the Boston Fire Department tweeted with a video of its members attempting to extinguish the flames.
Companies are working at the 4th alarm at Suffolk Downs. Fire in the roof area, heavy smoke condition throughout the building. pic.twitter.com/glXhtiq1Lv— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) May 31, 2022
MEMORIAL DAY: HORSE THERAPY HELPS VETERANS HEAL FROM THE INVISIBLE WOUNDS OF WARAccording to the fire department, a limited water supply caused a 5th alarm to be ordered for the area.
Boston Fire Department drone pictures showing the fire and thermal imaging.
(Boston Fire Department/Twitter)The Suffolk Downs track was initially built in 1935 and was used to host live races until 2019. Since that time, the track has simulcasted races year-round, the Boston Globe reported.MEMORIAL DAY SHOULD BE EVERY DAY IN AMERICA
A 5th alarm has been ordered,companies are relay pumping to supply water to the fire , because of the limited water supply in the area. pic.twitter.com/QDcSv89u6c— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) May 31, 2022
They have deployed the Departments Drone, these are pictures showing the fire and the thermal imaging of the fire from above. pic.twitter.com/rSOpJOklZw— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) May 31, 2022
It is not immediately clear what caused the fire. The building had been reportedly closed since 6:30 p.m. Monday. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP There have been no reported injuries as firefighters attempt to extinguish the flame.