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Truck Fire Extinguished at Fall River Loading Dock

By KENNETH LEGER, Correspondent | February 24, 2022 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 022422120

FALL RIVER, MA - Just after 2:00 P.M. on the afternoon of February 24th, Fall River Engine 2 was dispatched to a reported car fire. Car 2 was already on the road when he spotted heavy smoke and called for an additional engine and ladder to be dispatched to the call. Car 2 arrived on scene and had a 21-foot box truck backed up to the loading dock of a 200-year-old mill building, with a fully involved cab and engine compartment. Rescue 1 self-dispatched and went to work popping the doors so the engine company could complete the extinguishment. Engine 9 and Ladder 4 were released from staging and returned to quarters once it was realized Engine 2 would be able to handle the job.

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