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Resident Suffers Smoke Inhalation at Working Fire in Fall River

By KENNETH LEGER, Correspondent | February 14, 2022 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 021422120

FALL RIVER, MA - On Monday, February 14th, Fall River firefighters responded to 21 Marchand Street for a reported couch fire.

On arrival, Command had heavy fire showing from the first floor windows that had self-vented. All occupants evacuated the home prior to the arrival of the first-in company. One resident was transported due to smoke inhalation.

Two attack lines were used to knock down the fire while Ladder 2 put their aerial up to the roof, but it was not used. Engine 9 attacked the fire, while Engine 2 secured a water supply.

The fire was knocked down quickly, but companies remained on scene for several hours overhauling and investigating.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.