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Somerville Ave & Laurel Street 8/26/1976
Updated On: Mar 06, 2012
 

 

These audio files are from tapes that were used in a voice activated recorder. Prior to Somerville Fire going to a UHF frequency, they operated without a repeater. Therefore some of the radio traffic was not picked by the voice activated recorder. These and future files have also been edited to remove some of the dead air that would take up alot of time. These files reflect the busiest time on the Somerville Fire Department for fires.

Note: You will need to have Quick Time Player installed on your computer to listed to the Audio Files.  If you do not have Quick Time Player and would like to download it for free CLICK HERE

 

Because of the size of these files, it may take a minute or so before the audio starts playing.

 

For reference, "301" was the Chief of the Department.  "302" and "303" were Chief Officers - referred to as "C-2" and "C-3" present day.

 

This fire took place at the corner of Somerville Ave & Laurel Street on August 26, 1976.  It was a vacant three story block with an address of 4-14 Laurel Street / 507-509 Somerville Ave. The 3rd floor was fully involved & the roof collapsed. As was the case in many fires in those days it was an arson job.

 Somerville Ave & Laurel St. Fire Audio CLICK HERE


 
 
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