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Easter Sunday Fire Destroys Several Buildings in Lawrence

By JAY HEATH, Correspondent | April 04, 2021 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 040521100

Lawrence, MA- A fast moving fire damaged as many as five buildings in a congested area in the northern part of the city on Easter Sunday. Lawrence Fire Alarm dispatched the Box at 1858 hours and immediately advised the responding Deputy Car 21 John McInnis that fire alarm was receiving numerous calls and could see heavy smoke showing. The Deputy arrived to find a two-story wood frame and a 2 1/2 Story wood frame multi-family structure "Fully Involved". Deputy McInnis immediately struck the 2nd and 3rd Alarm Alarms as fire was spreading fast. The buildings on Saratoga Street area also spread to Bennington Street as several mutual aid towns where sent direct to the scene. The original fire buildings involved where located at 14 Saratoga and 34 Saratoga Street. Lawrence Fire Chief Brian Moriarty was staged in the nearby Bennington Street area while Deputy Chief McInnis was stationed on Saratoga Street. A 4th and 5th Alarm was transmitted along with special calls to the scene and to cover the city. Several Tower Ladders and hand lines where in operation to protect the congested neighborhood and most of the fire was knocked down by 2130 hrs. Firefighters worked for several hours overhauling the buildings and checking for hot spots. There were no reports of injuries or anyone missing as of late Sunday.

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