The photos below were taken by Sara around 7 pm that night. At 10 pm, you could still see orange flames from the Penthouse. The fire started around 3 pm. Unbelievably sad.
The home fire station was the Engine 33 Firehouse, on Boylston Street right next to Hynes Convention Center and a short walk from Copley Square. It's the one I pass whenever I walk to the Boston Public Library, or on a quick visit across the river to pick up groceries at Trader Joe's. It's like the marathon, or the 35W bridge collapse, or the shooting of the MIT police officer, these tragedies are haunting places that I know, places that are in their own very small way, are very much mine.