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Bellingham, MA – Heavy fire was venting from all floors on arrival of Engine 1 at 7 Stone Street around 3 o’clock in the morning of May 21, 2009. The hydrant on the street was located near the fire building but was inaccessible due to live power lines that fell to ground near it. Engine 1 had to find a water supply on Hartford Ave to establish water supply which was about 300’ from the fire building. Firefighters from Engine 1 stretched two 2 ½” attack lines to commence fire attack. Bellingham Chief 1 ordered a quick second alarm bringing Franklin and Medway to the scene. Franklin Engine laid in to the scene to supply Bellingham Ladder 1 at the A-D corner of the dwelling. Medway Engine assisted in operating attack lines. Milford Fire sent Ladder 1 and their mobile air supply truck to the scene. All of the 4 occupants were confirmed out of the dwelling as companies aggressively attacked this raging inferno. The homeowner heard the smoke detectors sounding as they were asleep on the second floor. They were able to escape outside as heavy fire was rapidly taking possession of their home. The building sustained a major collapse 20 minutes into the fire bringing the entire roof and front side of the structure in on itself. Bellingham Ladder 1 hydraulically overhauled the D side second floor sidewall to expose the hidden fire in the center of the structure. Several hand lines played water and foam into the shell to knock down the remaining fire. The fire is under investigation by the Bellingham Fire and Police Department and the State Fir e Marshal’s Office. There were also no injuries reported to the occupants and fire personal.

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