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Chicopee Jakes Make Quick Work of 2 Alarm Fire
By NATE ARNOLD
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By Nate Arnold
Ladder 5's operator checks the smoke condition from his turntable.
A fire that was reported shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Monday February 3, 2020 damaged the second floor and attic of 95 Bonner Street in the Williamansett section of the city and displaced several residents.
A 911 call placed to WESTCOMM public safety dispatching alerted city fire fighters to the structure fire and companies arrived on scene within 5 minutes of dispatch to find heavy smoke venting from the second floor and attic of this multi-family home. A second alarm was struck shortly after but while crews were operating inside the building, a flash over occurred in the attic, causing Bonner Street Command to order all members out of the structure for safety reasons. Once outside crews used large caliber hand lines and Ladder 5's aerial master stream to darken down the main body of fire before heading back inside to knock down the remaining visible fire and check for hot spots and extension.
Companies remained on scene for over an hour and a half, in the meantime, CFD fire fighters were assisted by Holyoke and Westover Air Reserve Base fire fighters in covering the city. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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