At least eight injured in large Boston blaze

The Boston Fire Department has been tweeting updates as they respond to a four-story fire in Back Bay, downtown Boston.

A Boston Emergency Medical Services spokesman told the Boston Globe that eight people had been taken to hospital.

Firefighters tackle a blaze in downtown Boston. Credit: Twitter/BostonFire

The fire department later confirmed that the fire started in the basement and went upwards through the building.

Firefighters extend ladders up to the second floor where the fire raged. Credit: Instagram/johannayoung13
Firefighters take away someone who was injured in the blaze. Credit: Twitter/BostonFire