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Pets Rescued from Apartment Building Fire in Fall River

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FALL RIVER, MA - On May 4th at 4:15 P.M., firefighters were toned out for a still alarm at 1926 Rodman Street for a reported kitchen fire. Engines, 4, 5 and 9, along with Ladders 2 and 4, Heavy Rescue 1, and Car 3 were dispatched.

Engine 4 arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke and flame showing from the second and third floors of a three-story, six-unit apartment building. Evacuees reported one person unaccounted for who was later found on scene, but several pets were left behind during the escape. Multiple pets were removed, but one succumbed to injury.

Twelve people were displaced and the Red Cross is assisting with their needs. The second and third floors, along with the attic sustained heavy damage and the first floor received water damage. 

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KENNETH LEGERCorrespondent

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