Boston, January Multiples

Two doubles and two triples for January.

January saw four multiple alarm fires in Boston, two three-alarm fires and two two-alarm fires. The first multiple alarm was struck on 4 January for 5 Page Street. Fire in an enclosed first-floor rear porch extended upward and into all floors of the 2 -story wood frame dwelling prior to causing a collapse.

Box 3366 – 5 Page Street

1635: E.52, E.24, E.42 – L.23, L.6 – R.2 Car 7
1638: RIT/Rehab: E.16 – L.16 – W.25 – Car 8(RIT)
1638 2nd Alarm: E.24, E.18, E.21, E.14 – L.7, TL.3
SU TaC, W.12, H.1, Car 12(2nd), Car 9(ACT), C.7, A.65
1647 Special (RIT): E.22
1648 3rd Alarm: E.3, E.29
X.1(Rehab) Car 1
1733 Detail: E.53 – L.18

On 6 January, a basement fire at 61 Neponset Avenue ran the walls and into two floors and the attic before burning through the roof. Three special alarms to fill rapid intervention assignments and a third alarm brought the fire under control.

Box 3781 – 61 Neponset Avenue

2118: E.48, E.49, E.53 – L.28, L.16 – R.2 – Car 12
2121 RIT/Rehab: E.30 – L.25 – W.25 – Car 8 (RIT)
2131 2nd Alarm: E.55, E.52, E.16 – L.29, TL.17
SU TaC, W.12, H.1, Car 9 (2nd), Car 7(ACT), C7a, A.65
2138 Special (RIT): L.10
2152 Special (RIT): E.21
2153 Special (RIT): Car 11
2205 3rd Alarm: E.42, E.10 – L.4 – X.1(Rehab)
0137 Detail: E.22, E.50 – L.6, L.26 – Car 3

Workman using torches sparked a fire on the cooling tower atop 165 Cambridge Street. A second alarm assignment quickly controlled the incident.

Box 136 – 165 Cambridge Street
1042: E.4, E.8, E.10 – L.24, L.1, TL.3 – R.1 – TaC – Car 3, Car 6(EVAC), H.1, C.6
1045 RIT/Rehab: E.22 – L.15 – W.25 – Car 4 (RIT)
1050 2nd Alarm: E.50, E.7, E.33 – TL.17, L.26
SU, W.12 – Car 1(2nd), Car 11(ACT), A.65
1131 Detail: E.9

645 Saratoga Street wraps up the last multiple alarm fire for January. A second floor kitchen was well-off and extended into the attic.

Box 6213 – 645 Saratoga Street
0100: E.5, E.56, E.9 – L.21, L.2 – R.1 – Car 1
Transfer: Chelsea E.2 to E.5
0106 RIT/Rehab: E.4 – L.24 – W.25 – Car 3 (RIT)
0108 2nd Alarm; E.8, E.10, E.50 – L.1, TL.3
SU, TaC, W.12, H.1, Car 6(2nd), Car 4(ACT), C.6
0158 Detail: E.21, L.26

Information courtesy Belin, A.65

Dorchester, January 2001, courtesy of fourdeuce1





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