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"Lowell Firefighters battle a quick Knock Down"

By JAY HEATH, Correspondent | June 20, 2020 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 062020101

Lowell, MA- June 18- A quick and aggressive attack in a large multi-family building, which dates back to 1880 by city firefighters spared the building from far more widespread damage on Thursday afternoon. According to Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Gilligan, the OIC, the Firefighters of Engine Co. 3 quickly tore into walls in the large balloon frame building to stop the rapid spread of fire. Heavy smoke was showing on arrival and a Second Alarm was transmitted for the building at 17 Wachusett Street. With temperatures in the 90's, firefighters where able to quickly find the fire for a quick knock down. "Firefighters did a good job locating and putting it out before it spread" Gilligan said. The Box was transmitted at 1506 hrs and crews remained on the scene for over an hour while making sure there where no hot spots. No injuries where reported.

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