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Northbridge, MA – Firefighters were alerted of a possible building fire at 149-159 Border Street around 1420hrs on April 30, 2009. First due companies arrived to find heavy fire venting from a 75x150 6 unit 2.5sty wood frame occupied multiple dwelling. The OIC then requested a second alarm due to the heavy volume of fire. Firefighters stretched big lines to start trying to darken down the overlapping fire. The fire had extended up to the second floor and was starting to get in the attic area as second alarm companies arrived on scene. Grafton Tower 1 set up on side A, Northbridge Ladder 1 was on the A-D corner, while Uxbridge Ladder 1 took the rear on side C. Several big lines were also placed into action playing water into the windows on all sides. The bulk of the heavy fire was knocked down in an hour but several pockets of fire still existed. A District 7 Structural Task Force was requested to the scene to help with the extensive overhauling. The fire chief reported that there were no injuries to both residents and firefighters. A family dog was rescued early into the fire. High winds also hampered firefighting efforts by helping fan the flames. The building appeared to be a total loss and is under investigation by Northbridge Fire Department, Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office, and the ATF.
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