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2 alarm fire at 45 Washington St in Lawrence

29 Jul

Lawrence firefighters are currently battling heavy fire conditions at 45 Washington St. A second alarm was struck on arrival, as there was heavy fire showing from all of the second story windows. Updates will be posted as they become available.

UPDATE 11:19 A.M.: All firefighters have been ordered to evacuate the building. Listen to the FD radio live here.

UPDATE 11:40 A.M.: Fire is through the roof. Companies using master streams; defensive operations only.

UPDATE 12:40 P.M.: Command reports the heavy fire is knocked down, some mutual aid companies are being released.


Man transported by helicopter after Lawrence shooting

21 Jul

A man in his early thirties was shot on Spruce St in Lawrence tonight, and was wounded severely enough that he had to be airlifted to the hospital. The victim, who was shot in the area of 190 Spruce St, was transported to Lawrence Hospital, and from there by UMass Lifeflight to UMass Medical Center in Worcester. His condition is unknown at this time.

3 alarm house fire in Lawrence

12 Jul

7:09 PM: Lawrence firefighters are currently battling a heavy fire in a house at 34 Sargent St. A second alarm was requested upon arrival, and a third alarm has now been struck.