Another Beacon Hill building has been hit with a fire. Two residents at 51 Phillips St. were critically injured. One of them apparently jumped out of a third-floor window to escape smoke and flames. The two-alarm blaze occurred early this morning.

Jeff Johnston, 44, a nearby neighbor who works in a real estate office, is credited with knocking down the building’s front door and pounding on apartment doors of residents, alerting them to the fire. Firefighters are praising his efforts.

Needless to say, a big hats off to Jeff.

A question: Wasn’t there a deadly fire on the same block of Phillips within the past decade or so?