Electrical Vault Fire in Boston High-Rise

(Boston Fire Department/Twitter @BostonFire)

BOSTON (WCVB) – Boston firefighters safely evacuated employees from heavy smoke at Fidelity Investments downtown headquarters Wednesday afternoon.

“This is a busy area of the city, and any time (you have) a building of this size, (you are) going to have some serious concerns,” said firefighter Marc Sanders, of the Boston Fire Department. “Fortunately, in this situation, everyone got out safely.”

Officials said the smoke alarm at 245 Summer St. was triggered at 12:14 p.m.

Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke in the rear of the 12-story building and struck a second alarm to call for additional resources.