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Douglas, MA firefighters responded to 93 North Street on January 1, 2008 around 2355hrs for a reported chimney fire. Companies arrived to find heavy smoke pushing from the chimney of a 1sty wood frame occupied ranch style dwelling. A quick investigation found that the fire in the flue was extending to the walls and attic in the living room wall that adjoins the breezeway and garage. A working fire was requested by command bringing in mutual aid from Northbridge, Sutton, and Uxbridge. Douglas Ladder-1 set up their stick to the roof to cut a vent hole near the chimney. Two lines were stretched into the dwelling to knock the fire down as companies opened up the walls and ceilings, Salvage covers were draped over the occupants belongings to keep damage to a minimum. The fire was placed under control in about 45 minutes. The occupants and a few pets were able to escape without injuries.
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