At approximately 7:40am this morning, a four alarm fire broke out at the under construction ultra luxury Mandarin Oriental. Details have been trickling in throughout the day. The fourth floor of the 14-story structure on Boylston Street underwent approximately $2 million in damages. Cause of the fire remains under investigation, however, it is stated that it does not look “suspicious”.
March 11, 2008: As more details, and quotes, became available, the Boston Globe published an additional article on the extent of the fire damage, indicating the fire may cause a modest delay to the Mandarin’s opening, originally scheduled for July 2008.