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Heard the dispatch go out on this. Fire dispatched both groups for a reported structure fire with fire already showing out windows. One firefighter that lived nearby arrived quickly and reported the same. The fire was fast moving and the 2 people had to jump out of the 2nd floor to escape. The first due companies and only tank water to try to knock the fire down but it had too much of an advance on them. The nearest hydrant was about 1 mile away so a 2nd and 3rd alarms were called for manpower and to establish a water supply. Mutual aid to the fire came from Leominster, Fitchburg, Lancaster, Ashby, Shirley, Ayer, and Townsend. The home was built in 1824.
While picking up some of the mutual aid companies shortly after midnight, another call for a house fire less one mile away came in. Fitchburg Engine (running Engine 6) carrying 2000 gallons of water had just filled there tank and about to return to their city when they were dispatched and ended being first due on a 1 story dwelling with heavy fire showing. A woman escaped this blaze also.
Awesome pictures. A shame to see an old farm house destroyed.
Nice Job Scott!! Glad the occupants got out okay. I saw the video on the news and knew it had to be yours!
Great gallery of the firefighters trying their best to save this lovely old house. Well done Scott
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