Fire department spokesman Steve MacDonald said the blaze broke out at 7:43 a.m. on the fourth floor of the 14-story structure at 776 Boylston St.
Firefighters arriving found heavy smoke and fire in three rooms containing construction materials, said Deputy Fire Chief Richard DiBenedetto.
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I'm reading my papers backwards, so right now I'm reading the Sunday paper and the front page of the real estate section talks about how the Mandarin Oriental is also going to feature rental apartments - ranging from $6K a month for a one bedroom up to $12,500 a month for a 2 bedroom. The real estate agents the Globe interviewed said they didn't foresee any problems renting units out at that price. I disagree, but I guess time will tell.
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John Keith has a couple of posts on the Mandarin Oriental as well. Click (here) to see the MLS listings for the re-sale units at the Mandarin.
Click (here) for an updated article on the extent of the fire damage and a possible delay in the grand opening that was originally scheduled for July.
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