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Mill Fire in New Bedford

10 Jul

A general alarm has been transmitted for the fire in the mill building on Healy St. The fire started on the roof. Companies report backdraft conditions on the upper floors. Mulitple ladder pipes are in use.

16:54: The NBFD Chief reports the heavy fire on the roof has been knocked down. Companies are now attacking the inside fire on the fourth floor with handlines.

Two Houses Burn in New Bedford

9 Jul

Fire in a house on Grinnell Street quickly spread to the structure next door, and firefighters are having difficulty getting them under control. The fire is believed to have started at 92 Grinnell, near the intersection with South Second Street. Both houses now have heavy fire conditions, forcing firefighters out of the buildings.
The fires have reached a “general alarm” level, and off-duty firefighters are being called into work to assist.