Firefighter injured while battling massive fire in Charlestown

CHARLESTOWN, MA (WHDH) — Firefighters battled a large fire in a building in Charlestown Thursday afternoon.

Smoke could be seen billowing into the sky.

The fire burned on Bunker Hill Street.

Deb McCarthy, who lives half a block from the fire, said she could see firefighters on the roofs of buildings on both sides of the street.

McCarthy said the high winds were keeping the fire burning.

“I’m watching the wind blow, so I’m just keeping an eye on things,” she said.

Streets in the area were closed down.

Boston Fire says no residents have been injured.

One firefighter was injured and taken to Mass. General Hospital.

Officials said the heavy fire has been knocked down, and they are currently working on a fire in the basement.

It is unclear how many residents have been displaced.

Officials said one building is a total loss and a second building suffered what could be a multi-million dollar loss.

At one point, a “mayday” was called when the fire escalated quickly and two firefighters were unaccounted for. Officials said they were found within minutes.