Boston firefighters responded around 5:15 p.m. to Tremont and Stuart streets, where a fire broke out on the first and second floors of a 24-story hotel under construction, next to the Wilbur Theater.
Fire commanders declared the fire knocked down around 5:45 p.m. in the building, which will house 346 "micro" hotel rooms.
The Boston Fire Department, which says the fire was limited to 'exterior construction materials," estimates damage at $250,000.
This is the third fire to break out in a high-rise tower under construction in Boston in recent weeks. On March 9, a fire erupted in a tower under construction on Causeway Street; on Feb. 23, a fire broke out in a tower under construction at the Government Center Garage.
Theater District fire (photo by Jan):