Chimney collapses, crashes through roof of building in Boston’s Back Bay

BOSTON (WHDH) - A chimney atop a four-story building in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood collapsed Monday morning and crashed through the roof.

Crews responded around 10:30 a.m. to 361 Beacon Street and found a chimney that had collapsed from the roof of a brownstone building into the basement, according to the Boston Fire Department.

Images from Sky7 showed a massive hole in the roof of the building.

Officials say the building is under construction and being gutted.

Four workers were inside when the collapse happened, according to firefighter Marc Sanders. No injuries were reported.

The block of Beacon Street between Fairfield and Gloucester streets was temporarily closed and residents of neighboring buildings were evacuated.

The area has since been reopened to traffic and residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

A building inspector has been called in. The collapse is under investigation.