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Truck Fire with Exposure Issues in Waltham

By PETER LOBO, Correspondent | February 20, 2021 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 022221100

Waltham, MA - Around 7:30 A.M. on February 20th, Weston Engine 3 and Ambulance 1 responded to a rollover on I-95, near route 20. At the same time, Waltham Engine 7, Rescue 1 and Medic responded to a rollover on I-95 southbound, near Totten Pond Road.

Engine 7 found a van on its side at Totten Pond Road with no apparent injuries. Weston Engine 3 and Ambulance 1 found nothing on I-95 north in Waltham and began to return back to Weston.

As companies were arriving at the accident, a box alarm was transmitted for a truck fire up against a gas station garage on Totten Pond Road. Because Weston Engine 3 was getting off I-95 and Waltham Engine 7 heard the box alarm, both companies took the box, as heavy smoke was showing in the sky.

Weston Engine 3 arrived first and got a line on the fire. In the meantime, Engines 2,4 and 8, along with Ladder 3 and Medic 1 were on their way. Engine 7 then took a line and assisted Weston Engine 3. Engine 4 needed to dig a hydrant out of a snow bank in order to supply Engine 7.

It took about 15 minutes to knock down the fire. The building sustained minimal damage.

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