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Posted on: March 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Wind, power line cause Massachusetts Ave fire

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Incident number: 01570
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 3/18/2021
Incident time: 2:46 p.m.
Address/location: 66 Massachusetts Ave.

Occupied? Yes
Owner: Unknown

Probable cause, if known: Power line
Structure type: Single-family dwelling
Construction type: Wood frame
Estimated property damage: Unknown
Estimated contents damage: Unknown
Location/extent of damage: Back of structure on the roof line

Hazardous materials involved?: None
Specialized rescues?: None
Vehicles involved: 

Injuries
None 

Fatalities
None 

Other information: Car 3, Engine 2, Rescue 3, Rescue 4, Engine 5, Engine 6, and Squad 6 were dispatched to a single-family dwelling structure fire. Engine 2 was the first unit to arrive on scene to find smoke coming from the eaves of the attic at the rear of the structure. Engine 2 pulled a hose line, performed a quick knock down from the exterior, and then made a quick transition to an interior attack to gain fire control. Fire units then performed overhaul and checked for extension. The fire was caused by high winds that knocked a power line off the utility pole. No firefighters or civilians were injured. The owners of the home were displaced because of the fire damage, and no power to the house. The American Red Cross was called to assist the home owners.

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