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Around 1745hrs on November 24, 2009 the Worcester Fire Alarm started receiving calls for a building fire in the area of 103 Rodney Street. Box 16-09 was transmitted soon after for several calls being received. Engine 16 , who was on the air, reported heavy smoke showing. The first due companies reported heavy fire from the side 2-3 corner from the first floor to the third overlapping the roof line of a 3sty wood frame occupied dwelling. The companies reported to fire alarm that the address was actually on Vinson Street just up from Rodney Street. Command arrived and requested a second alarm on his arrival. Engine 16’s firefighters hand jacked their attack lines up Vinson from Rodney to attack the fire. The dwelling sat up on a steep grade which made hand line placement difficult. The front of the dwelling was left open for three ladder truck to open up and protect exposures if needed. A third alarm was struck for relief purposes due to the size of the structure and the grade of the roadway. The heavy fire was knocked down in 30 minutes. Companies remained on scene for overhaul of the three floors and attic area for close to 3 hours. The cause is under investigation and an occupant was treated for burn injuries by Worcester EMS. A total of 8 engines, 5 ladders, 1 heavy rescue, EMS units, & several chief officers worked the scene of this third alarm of fire.
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