Three Alarms Struck at Auto Repair Garage in Fall River
Photo by K. LegerLadder pipe in operation.
Photo by K. LegerHeavy smoke banking down.
FALL RIVER, MA - On Sunday, October 29th, 911 communications began receiving multiple calls reporting a fire at 65 Manchester Street. Engines 2, 4 and 9, along with Ladders 2 and 4, Rescue 1 and Car 3 responded.
When Car 3 came on the air and was notified of the additional calls, he immediately called for a second-alarm. Fall River police arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke showing.
When Car 3 arrived on scene he discovered an immediate exposure problem, with one attached exposure, and the next one four-feet away. Chief Bacon ordered that all water be directed on the exposures and called for a third-alarm.
Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the building of origin, an auto repair garage.