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Heavy Fire on Arrival in Plymouth

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

PLYMOUTH, MA - On the morning of July 24th at 6:38 A.M., Plymouth Engines 1, 10 and 7, Tower 1, and BC1 were dispatched to 24 Overlook Circle for a building fire. While en route, Fire Alarm advised that multiple calls were coming through, and myself and Engine 10 observed a large plume of smoke from a distance which prompted BC1 to start Rescue 1.

Arriving first due with Engine 10, Lt. Murray reported heavy fire from an attached garage that was spreading into the second floor of a two-story wood-frame. BC1 immediately struck a Working Fire and requested two additional companies (Engine 3 and Ladder 2), as the structure was now fully involved.

A Kingston Engine was requested for station coverage as a second-alarm was struck. Engine 10 stretched a two-inch line to Side B and went to work as well as utilizing their deck gun until Tower 1 could get set up. Tower 1’s aerial was put into operation along with numerous hand-lines on all four sides of the structure.

Heavy fire was knocked down at 7:19 A.M., with companies still battling a stubborn basement fire until 8:07 A.M., at which time companies began making up. Detail companies remained on scene hitting hot spots. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation by the fire marshal’s office.

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PETER WALSH JR.Correspondent

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