Fall River Exterior Fire Spreads Inside
Photo by K. LegerOverhauling the exterior.
FALL RIVER, MA - On October 24th at 11:15 P.M., firefighters were alerted to a possible fire at 20 Rosedale Street. Engines 2, 9 and 12, along with Platform 1, Ladder 4 and Heavy Rescue 1 responded, along with Car 2. Engine 12 arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke and flame showing from the 'C' side of the structure. The officer of Engine 12 ordered his driver to proceed to the next block in order to approach the home from the rear. Engines 2 and 12 both laid attack lines and backed themselves up, and the crews knocked down the heavy fire on the exterior before moving inside and completing extinguishment. The fire appeared to start against the rear of the house and raced up the exterior siding to the attic and roof. There was heavy damage throughout the attic and second-floor, but the members made a good stop.