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2007 Fire Photos
Updated On: Mar 26, 2008

The following photos were taken at the 3rd Alarm fire at the East Somerville Community School on December 9th, 2007 (Photos by Senior Fire Alarm Operator Jimmy Swanton)

Members of Group 4 work to attack and ventilate fire involving the first and second floors of the East Somerville Community School in the early morning hours of December 9, 2007.

 

 Lt. John Byrne of Engine 2 advancing a line into the school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Room #108 on the first floor where the fire is believed to have originated shows total devastation. Extreme heat from the fire resulted in failure of the steel bar joists and metal decking of the second floor.

A view of Room #106 where fire spread from the adjacent room.

Room #208 on the second floor. 

Room #206
 
 

 The following photos were taken at the 3 Alarm Fire at # 11 Harvard Place on Dec. 6th, 2007 (photos below by Senior Fire Alarm Operator Jimmy Swanton)

Heavy fire engulfs the occupied 2 1/2 story duplex at 11 Harvard Place on the evening of December 6, 2007. This photo by Jim Swanton shows the first attack line being stretched and the heavy fire conditions first arriving companies were met with. At the same time, search and rescue operations were underway at the rear of the building to remove two unconscious victims. At the time of the first alarm, the SFD was stretched thin with companies working a multiple injury auto accident at Mystic Avenue and Temple Street and companies just clearing a one room fire at 73 Perkins Street all in the east end. As usual, Engine Four was out of service.
 
 
Fire conditions on the "D" side shortly after arrival.
 
 
"FIGHT FOR LIFE"   Firefighters, Police and Cataldo EMS work to revive both victims after their rescue from the first floor of the blazing home.
 
 
Ff Dave Alfano stretches a big line into position as heavy fire vents out the "B" side of the building.
 
 
Fire consumes the duplex in this photo taken from the rear of the structure. The house was built in the 1840's.
 
 
THROUGH THE ROOF - Heavy fire conditions break through the roof.
 
 
Engine Seven goes into a deck gun from the street in front of the dwelling. Ff Joe Rossi operates the pump while Ff Jim Powers operates the deck gun.
 
(The following photos are courtesy of Jim Daly)
 
 
Deputy Chief Jim Lucia sends out orders on the fire ground.
 
 
 
Engine Seven and Ff Jim Powers operating "the gun" .
 
 
(Photos below by Firefighter Ryan Epps - SFD)
 
 
 
 
(The following photos of the aftermath by Lt. Tom Salemme - SFD)
 
 
 
 
 
 
A view from the rear of the building. The door shown is where Ff Sly Moore crawled into the first floor to rescue an unconscious male victim.
 
(The following photo below by Jimmy Swanton)
 
 
 
 

The following photos were taken at the 1 Alarm Fire at # 98 Central Street on September 1st, 2007. 

(Photos by Senior Fire Alarm Operator Jimmy Swanton)

Lt. Leslie Rentel of Engine 7 darkens down exterior fire at 98 Central Street on September 1, 2007. An outside rubbish fire extended up the exterior and into both floors of the unoccupied dwelling.

Hidden fire burning inside the wall is exposed and extinguished.

Engine 7 relocates to the interior after knocking down exterior fire.

A ground ladder is raised to begin opening up the exterior wall.

Firefighter Mark Nicholson of Ladder Two opens up the exterior wall to find hidden fire.

Firefighter Mark Matthews of Tower One assists in the overhaul.
 
 
 
The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm fire on August 4th, 2007 at the Szechuan Bay Restaurant.  (Photos below by Bill Lester - CLICK HERE to check out more photos by Bill Lester)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm fire at the Rogers Foam Company located at 20 Vernon Street on Saturday July 28th, 2007.  (Photos below by Firefighter Jimmy Powers - SFD)

 

(Photos below by Senior Fire Alarm Operator Jimmy Swanton - SFD)

 

(Photos below courtesy of Deputy Chief Dan Turner - Cambridge Fire Dept.)

 

The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm Fire at # 26 Henderson Street on July 9th, 2007.  Photos by Senior Fire Alarm Operator Jim Swanton.

 

Photos below courtesy of Deputy Chief Dan Turner - Cambridge FD

 

The following photos were taken at the 2 Alarm fire at # 11 Lester Terrace on April 14th, 2007.  (Photos below by Capt. Charlie Breen - SFD)
 
 
Firefighters extinguish the smoldering remains of a two car garage which was destroyed during the Second Alarm at 11 Lester Terrace on Saturday night, April 14, 2007. Two vehicles inside the garage were also destroyed and flames spread to the attached dwelling.
 
 
Firefighters work to extinguish the burning garage and vehicles as heavy smoke pushes from the building. Firefighters were successful in preventing the flames from destroying the attached dwelling.
 
 
Lt. Steve Ortolani views damage that heat from the blazing garage caused to Engine Six's pump. Flames bursting out the front of the garage caused damage to the paint, melted several lights and cracked several windows. Lester Terrace is a tightly congested, dead end street.
 
(Photos below by Ryan Epps - SFD)
 
 
 
 
 
(Photos below by Deputy Chief Dan Turner - Cambridge Fire Department)
 
 
 
 
 
 

The following photos were taken at the 3 Alarm fire (Box 335) located at # 121 Temple Street on March 4th, 2007 (Photo below courtesy of WHDH - Channel 7)

(Photos below by Senior Fire Alarm Operator Jim Swanton - SFD)

Deputy Chief Steve Keenan directs a company to knock down the exposure fire next to 121 Temple Street.

Deputy Chief Steve Keenan (left) and Fire Chief Kevin Kelleher (right) direct exterior operations during the 3 Alarm fire.

Firefighter Kenny Layton of Ladder 2 is treated for injuries by a Cataldo EMS worker after he was struck by falling debris at the fire.

(Photos below by Lt. Chris Major - SFD)

(Photos below by Ted Pendergast firstduephotos.com )


 
 
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