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Four Structures Involved in Fall River

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

FALL RIVER, MA - At 5:55 P.M. on December 10th, firefighters were dispatched to the intersection of Lyon and Third Streets for a possible fire. Engines 2, 4 and 5, along with Ladders 2 and 4, Rescue 1 and Car 3 responded.

Engine 4 arrived and reported smoke in the area, Car 3 arrived on scene and reported he had four structures involved and called for an additional pump, Engine 9, and Car 2 to respond to the scene. It was determined that a large shed was fully involved and had spread to a garage and (two) three-story occupied dwellings. At that point, Command called for an additional pump, Engine 12, to respond.

Due to the threat of a forecasted weather event, the Chief of the Department had ordered an increase of manpower on all apparatus. This increase in manpower allowed for a quick knockdown of all visible fire and the possible saving of the neighborhood. The fire appeared to start in a shed in the rear yard of 66 Lyon Street and spread to that three-story structure, another three-story dwelling at 710 Third Street, and a garage in the rear yard of Plymouth Avenue.     

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KENNETH LEGERCorrespondent

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