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Two-Alarm Fire in Fall River

By KENNETH LEGER, Correspondent | April 08, 2020 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 040820112

Fall River, MA - At 7:30 A.M. on April 8th, Fall River 911 communications received a call from a passing motorist reporting a lot of smoke coming from the second floor at 267 Quequechan Street.

A police car on patrol arrived seconds later and reported flames and heavy black smoke coming from the second floor. Engines 2, 4 and 9, Ladder 4, Platform 1, Rescue 1 and Car 2 responded. Car 2 arrived on scene and reported a working fire and called for a second-alarm.

As firefighters began attacking the fire, flames were pushing from three sides of the wood-frame structure. During the fire fight, all members were ordered out of the building to complete an accountability survey to make sure all were accounted for. After all members were accounted for, fire attack resumed.

Fire Investigators were called in along with special services to provide rehab to firefighters on scene.

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