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Outside Fire Sparks Two-Alarm Blaze in Fitchburg

By DAVID BRYCE, Correspondent | April 15, 2020 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 041920100

Fitchburg, MA - A two-alarm fire damaged a two-family home on Newtonville Ave., Wednesday afternoon, April 15th. Firefighters arrived around 1:50 P.M. to find heavy fire coming from the rear of the house. The fire started outside by boats and tractors and other equipment stored near the house. Windy conditions enabled the fire to spread quickly, but the flames were extinguished in about 30 minutes. Firefighters remained at the house later into the afternoon pulling ceilings and chasing hot spots. Crews from Leominster and Westminster helped fight the fire.

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