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Northbridge, MA – Reports of an apartment fire proved correct around 0015hrs on June 2, 2009 when a Northbridge Police officer arrived to find heavy fire showing from a 3sty wood frame occupied multiple dwelling. The newly constructed vinyl sided dwelling housed six apartments. The heavy was venting from the Bravo side from division 1. Engine 1 arrived moments later confirming the working fire. They lead off with a 1 ¾ attack line aggressively making the fire apartment through the Bravo side entrance. This rapid hose line deployment kept the fire contained to the apartment of origin. Primary and secondary searches were performed by the next due companies and confirmed that all occupants were out. As companies were working the fire, command requested a second alarm to be struck bringing the rest of the town’s companies and Uxbridge Ladder 1 to the scene. Northbridge Ladder 1 placed their stick to the roof through a maze of wires and trees. The roof did not need to be opened due to the quick fire knock down. A second line was stretched to the entrance but was not needed. The fire was knocked down in 20 minutes of the first due units. Mutual aid was dispatched to cover the empty firehouses. A resident of the building was treated for smoke inhalation by Upton EMS and transported to a local hospital. The fire is under investigation by the Northbridge Fire/Police departments for cause and origin.

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