Group 2 has a fourth alarm fire in the North End
Boston firefighters in District 3 responded to 26, 28 Cooper Street for the working fire that would eventually go to four alarms. Engine 8, 4, 50 and Ladders 1 and 24 were on the box alarm along with Rescue 1, car 3 and the Division One deputy. Below is a citizen video of the fire, with the unique description "Taking out the garbage when I saw this." The video shows the scene on Side Alpha of the fire building and Engine 8.
Fire in the first floor of No.26 Cooper took possession of the common stairway and extended onto all floors and through the roof as well as the adjoining No.28. One occupant was seriously burned and, depending on local reports, one or two occupants jumped from the first floor as well. Google map image below shows the fire building. In the other image, you can see the closeness of the fire building and exposures, common with the North End community. Despite the advanced fire conditions, companies made a good stop of the fire's progress. Additional information is available from Elloit Belin, A.65
Bill Carey is the daily news and blog manager for Elsevier Public Safety (FireRescue Magazine/Firefighter Nation, JEMS and LawOfficer sites.) Bill also manages the FireEMSBlogs.com network and is a former volunteer lieutenant with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland.
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