The Back Bay brownstone where two Boston firefighters lost their lives battling a nine-alarm fire in March has been sold for $6.5 million, the Boston Business Journal reported Monday.
The multifamily apartment building was reportedly listed with Coldwell Banker in an off-market sale and assessed at $1.1 million; it was owned by the estate of Michael J. Callahan and bought by Hexagon LLC 298, according to the BBJ.
D&J Ironworks, a Malden welding company, was reportedly working next door at 296 Beacon St. without a permit or fire detail when the blaze ignited. Authorities believed sparks from the welding operation moved under the building’s clapboard or shingles.
The now-previous owners of the building at 298 Beacon St. subsequently filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the owners of the neighboring brownstone at 296 Beacon St. and the Malden welding company. The owner of the welding company has denied any blame.