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Third-Alarm Fire in Waltham Displaces 20 on Thanksgiving Day

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November 23, 2023 | MASSACHUSETTS PETER LOBO, Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

WALTHAM, MA - On Thanksgiving Day around 5:15 P.M., Waltham received calls for a building fire across the street from Burger King. Waltham Engine 1, Squad 5, Rescue 1, Ladder 2 and Medic 1 were dispatched. 

Upon arrival, Deputy Paul Quaranto reported that the decks at 906 Moody St. were fully involved with extension to 11 Underwood Ave. and 910 Moody St., and transmitted a second-alarm. Newton Fire had also dispatched Engine 2 and Ladder 2 to Waltham’s line box. Deputy Quaranto transmitted a third-alarm, bringing in Weston, Lexington, Belmont, Lexington and Cambridge apparatus. 

One person was taken to Mass General Hospital with unknown injuries. A number of families were being taken care of by the Red Cross. The Fire Marshal was investigating the fire, which took about two-and-a-half-hours to extinguish and displaced 20 people.

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PETER LOBOCorrespondent

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