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Two-Alarm Structure Fire in Waltham

By PETER LOBO, Correspondent | December 02, 2020 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 120320106

Waltham, MA - At 11:54 P.M. on December 2nd, there was report of a fire at the Fernald School administration building. This building is in a large complex of abandoned buildings. Waltham Engines 3, 7 and 8, along with Tower 1, Rescue 1, Medic 1 and Engine 2 as the RIT were dispatched. Engine 8 signed off with fire showing and requested that Engine 7 take a hydrant at Trapelo Road, which is quite a distance from the fire. Deputy Randy Mullin (correct spelling) advised Rescue 1 to refrain from entering the building because of the building's condition. He then requested a second-alarm which brought Engine 1, Squad 5 and Ladder 2. Engine 4 was special called to supplement water to apparatus on the scene. After the fire was contained, Rescue 1 did a search with negative results. The State Fire Marshal was requested.

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