A fire that began in the ductwork at Boston restaurant Pasta Beach caused approximately $350,000 in damages, according to a tweet by the Boston Fire Department. The fire began around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 23, and forced the evacuation of the first and second floors at 30 Rowes Wharf.
Companies responded to 30 Rowe’s Wharf for a building fire at approximately 3:30.Smoke showing on arrival from the restaurant Pasta Beach. All companies are working. pic.twitter.com/UgKdO04B1v— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) September 23, 2019
The fire was knocked down by 5:11 p.m., according to another tweet by the Boston Fire Department.
Fire was in the duct work. Main body of Fire knocked down major overhauling being done A second alarm has been ordered to rotate companies and rehab. Venting the heavy smoke conditions on the first floor Evacuation of the1st and 2nd floors. pic.twitter.com/BK0U57djMy— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) September 23, 2019
One firefighter was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. The Boston Fire Department ordered two alarms in order to rotate companies.
Eater has attempted to reach Pasta Beach for comment; however, the restaurant’s phone line is not currently working, so the extent of the damage is unclear, as is a timeline for repairs and reopening. This post will be updated as new information becomes available.
Pasta Beach is a mini-chain, with two Rhode Island locations (Newport and Providence) in addition to the damaged Boston space. It serves classic Italian pasta dishes such as penne all’Arrabbiata and rigatoni all’Amatriciana, and at least a couple local chefs count its pizza among their local favorites.