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2009 Fire Photos
Jan 18, 2010

 

The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm fire at # 42 Browning Road on September 4th.  Group 4 was working. 

(Photos below by Firefighter Ryan Epps)


 

Box 291 was struck on October 16, 2009 (Group 2 working) for a building fire at 14 Horace Street. Firefighters arrived to find a 1 1/2 story warehouse on the Harding Street side of the property heavily charged with smoke with fire showing from the "C-D" corner of the building and extending into the roof area. Firefighters forced entry into the building and an aggressive interior attack confined the fire to this area of the building. The box was transmitted at 1605 hrs followed by a Second Alarm on orders of D/C Lucia at 1612 hours.  (Photos below by Capt. Charlie Breen)

Firefighter Mark Wall stretching an attack line into the warehouse.

Ladder Two operating on the Harding Street side of the property.

Captain John Norton and Ff Barry Hamilton preparing for some truck work on the fireground.

Firefighter Mike Marino bringing a "cathedral hook" into the warehouse in an effort to reach fire burning in the roof area.

 

(Photos below by Lt. Tom Salemme)

 

The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm fire at #168 Pearl Street on Wednesday April 15th.  Group 2 was working.  (Photos below by Lt. Tom Salemme - SFD)

 

(Photos below by Capt. Charlie Breen - SFD)


 

Members of Group 3 responded to a serious motor vehicle crash at the corner of Mystic Avenue and Shore Drive on the morning of March 24th, 2009.  A pick-up truck travelling at a high rate of speed from Shore Drive crashed into another car on Mystic Avenue.  The driver of the pick-up truck was badly injured in the crash and the crews of Engines 1 and 2 and Ladder 2 used the Jaws of Life to extricate him.  (Photos by Michael Layhe Sr.)


 

Members of Group 3 responded to a Working Fire at 214 Highland Avenue on the evening of January 26, 2009. The fire heavily damaged a first floor kitchen and caused extensive smoke damage to all floors.  (Photos below by Senior Fire Alarm Operator Jim Swanton)

Engine Seven's line is stretched through the front door as Captain Bill Hallinan (L2) and his crew prepare to go to work.

Lt. Charlie Houghton (working on Engine 1) advances an attack line to the rear of the building.

Firefighter Julian Davis and Lt. Dan DiPalma stand by on Highland Avenue as part of the assigned RIT (Rapid Intervention Team).

Firefighter Derek Nolan (E7) completes overhaul of the heavily damaged kitchen.


2008 Fire Photos
Jan 31, 2009

 

The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm fire at # 37 Lewis Street on November 14th. (Photos below by Ryan Epps - SFD)

Flames rip through the roof of # 37 Lewis Street during the early morning hours of November 14th.

Ladder 2 was able to get a great shot to the front of the triple-decker.

Ladder 2's stick to the roof.

Deputy Chief Dave Salvi checks on the fire on the bravo side of the building.

Captain Charlie Breen knocks down the exterior fire along the roof line.

 

 

The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm fire on October 7th, 2008 at # 23-25 Cross Street.  (Photos below by Senior Fire Alarm Operator Jimmy Swanton)

(Photos below courtesy of Rick Nohl  www.emergencyserviceimages.com)

 

(Photos below courtesy of DFC Dan Turner - Cambridge FD)

Engine 2 and Ladder 2 were first due to the 2 alarm flick at the corner of Cross St. and Bonair St.

Firefighter Billy Costa of Ladder 2 checks for fire extension on the exterior of the house near the roof.

Firefighter Chris Howard climbs down the stick of Ladder 2.

Firefighter Melvin Dominique overhauls the interior of the 2nd floor looking for hot spots.

 

 

The following photos were taken at the 3rd Alarm fire at # 50 Flint Street on Sunday August 17th, 2008.  ( Photos below by Firefighter Ryan Epps - Somerville FD )

 

(Photos below by Senior Fire Alarm Operator Jimmy Swanton.  Additional photos from the fire by Jimmy Swanton are posted on Hot Shot Photo - Click Here )

Deputy Chief Steve Keenan receives medical attention after he collapsed at the fire scene.


 

 

Members of Group 4 advance hose lines into 224 Summer Street during a Working Fire on February 22, 2008. The fire originated in the basement of the vacant dwelling and extended into the 1st floor. Heavy smoke conditions were encountered throughout the building. A passing mailman heard smoke detectors sounding and noticed smoke coming from the eaves. Engine 4 was IN SERVICE for this fire due to extra manning for the snow storm.  (Photos below by Senior Fire Alarm Operator Jimmy Swanton)
 
 
 
Ff Dave Stiltner (E6) assists his crew in advancing a second line off Engine 4 which was operating with the spare pump at the time of the fire.
 
 
Firefighters advance into the basement to extinguish fire spreading across the ceiling and extending up into the first floor apartment.
 
 

 

The following photos were taken at the 3 Alarm fire at # 36 Lincoln Parkway on Saturday February 16th. (Photos courtesy of Doug Boudrow.  To view more photos by Doug Boudrow CLICK HERE)

 

 

 

Members of Group 1 going to work at a Working Fire at 492 Medford Street on the morning of February 4, 2008. The suspicious fire damaged a vacant dwelling. This was the second Working Fire of the night. Hours earlier a fire broke out in a first floor apartment at 138 Highland Avenue.  (Photos by Senior Fire Alarm Operator Jimmy Swanton)
 
 
 
 
 

Firefighters open up an exterior wall to extinguish fire burning in partitions during a Working Fire at #99 Prospect Street on January 25, 2008. The fire appears to have originated on the roof and dropped down into an exterior wall. Roofers were illegally using a propane fired torch on the roof prior to the fire's discovery.  (Photos below by Senior Fire Alarm Operator Jimmy Swanton)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Photo below by Lieutenant Bob MacLaughlan - SFD)
 
 

 

 

Members of Group 4 going to work on the evening of January 5, 2008 during a Working Fire at 12 Williams Court. Fire in a second floor kitchen ceiling spread to the attic. (Photos by Senior Fire Alarm Operator Jim Swanton)
 
 
 
 
 

2007 Fire Photos
Jan 10, 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 )


2006 Fire Photos
May 15, 2007

The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm fire on December 21st, 2006 at # 10 Pinckney Street. (Photos below by Capt. Charlie Breen - SFD)

Heavy fire conditions greeted first arriving companies during a 2nd Alarm fire at 10 Pinckney St. on the afternoon of December 21st, 2006.  The second floor rear of the two story dwelling was heavily involved and as is most often the case in this city, an adjacent dwelling was severely exposed and started to ignite.  Not only was Engine 4 out of service as usual, but Engines 6 & 7 were committed to other incidents at the time of the 2nd Alarm and were unable to respond.  Fire Alarm was forced to rely upon out of town companies to back up the first alarm companies who were heavily engaged and trying to keep the fire from spreading to additional homes.

Firefighters work to open the roof and get ahead of the rapidly advancing fire in the cockloft.  The two story home was unoccupied at the time of the fire which spread through the walls and ceilings of both floors.  The adjacent house at # 12 Pinckney Street suffered exterior fire damage.

The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm fire at # 47 Main Street on November 20th, 2006.  (Photos below by Lt. Tom Salemme - SFD)

The following photos were taken at the 6th Alarm fire at # 82 Broadway on November 4th, 2006. (Photos below by Doug Boudrow)

(Photos below by Jim Powers - SFD)

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The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm fire at the Urban Gourmet Restaurant on Broadway on October 13th, 2006  (Photos below by Ryan Epps - SFD)

The following photos were taken at the 3 Alarm fire at # 47 Houghton Street on July 18th, 2006.  (Photos below by Doug Boudrow)

The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm fire at # 14 Boston Ave. on May 26th, 2006 (Photos below by Capt. Frank Lee - SFD)

(Photos below by Capt. Charlie Breen - SFD)

The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm fire at # 117 Pennsylvania Ave. on March 28th, 2006 (Photos below by Lt. Tom Salemme - SFD)

(Photos below by Capt. Charlie Breen - SFD)

The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm fire at # 74 Dane Street on March 18th, 2006 (Photos below by Geoff Hargadon)

The following photos were taken at the 3rd Alarm fire at # 15 Oliver Street on January 30th, 2006 (Photos below by Doug Boudrow)

(Photo below by Somerville Journal photographer Christine Hochkeppel)

(Photo below by Somerville Journal photographer David Gordon)

 

 

 


2005 Fire Photos
May 19, 2007

The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm fire at # 30 Wheatland Street on November 24th, 2005

 

The following photos were taken at the Working Fire on October 8th, 2005 at # 14 Garrison Avenue.  (Photos below by Marc Ardolino)

 

The following photos were taken at the 2nd Alarm fire at # 299 Washington Street on March 18th, 2005  (Photos below by Dean Razzaboni)

 

The following photos were taken at the 3rd Alarm fire at # 9-11 Everett Avenue on March 3rd, 2005

 

The following photos were taken at the 6th Alarm fire at #502 Somerville Avenue on January 29th, 2006

(Photos below by Lt. Bob Wilker - SFD)

 (Photos below by Bill Noonan - Boston Fire Dept.)

(Photos below by Doug Boudrow)

(Photos below by Ron Richards - Cambridge Fire Alarm)

(Photos below by Capt. Dennis Murphy - SFD)

(Photos below by Jim Powers - SFD)


2004, 2003, 2002 Fire Photos
May 19, 2007

The following photos are from the 3rd Alarm fire at # 4 Foskett Street on September 2, 2004

(Photos below by Dean Razzaboni)

(Photos below by Rick Nohl)

(Photo below courtesy of The Boston Globe)

(Photos below by Steve Walsh)

 

The following photos were taken at the 3rd Alarm fire at # 91 Pearson Ave. on January 9th, 2004

 

The following photos were taken at the 3rd Alarm fire at 220 Pearl Street on May 2nd, 2003 (Photos below by Ted Pendergast firstduephotos.com )

 

The following photos were taken at the 3rd Alarm fire at # 35 Temple Street on May 11th, 2002

 

The following photos were taken at the Working Fire at # 593 McGrath Highway on June 12, 2002


Fire Photos from the 1990's
May 19, 2007

March 27th, 1999 - 20R Cross Street - 4 Alarms

 

July 26th, 1998 - 84 Winslow Ave (Beacon Ink Co.) - 8 Alarms

 

September 14th, 1996 - # 999-1001 Broadway - 2 Alarms

 

February 18th, 1996 - # 83-85 Perkins Street - 6 Alarms

 

October 14th, 1995 - # 213 Highland Avenue - Working Fire

 

May 20th, 1991 - 21 South Street (Hans Kissle Co.) 7 Alarms

(Photo below courtesy of Ken Robishaw - Woburn Fire Dept.)

 

April 11th, 1991 - 1156 Broadway (Hee Kar Lau Restaurant) - 3 Alarms

(Photo below courtesy of Ken Robishaw - Woburn Fire Dept.)

 

January 10th, 1990 - # 53 Winslow Avenue - 3 Alarms

 

 

 


Fire Photos from the 1980's
May 27, 2007

#4 & #8 Nashua Street / #16 & #18 Richardson Street - 5 Alarms - June 5th, 1989

 

#17 & #19 Mt. Pleasant Street - 2 Alarms - April 14th, 1989

 

# 15 Winter Street - 3 Alarms - March 9th, 1989

 

#4 Washington Avenue - 2 Alarms - February 19th, 1989

 

#16 Princeton Street - 3 Alarms - February 5th, 1989

 

#349 Beacon Street - 3 Alarms - February 27th, 1987

 

#202 Highland Avenue - 4 Alarms - December 6th, 1986

(Photo below by Ted Pendergast - firstduephotos.com)

 

#42 Craigie Street - 2 Alarms - March 1st, 1986

(Photo below by Ted Pendergast - firstduephotos.com)

 

#15 Weston Avenue (Weston Manor) - 3 Alarms - July 24th, 1985

 

#84 & #86 Prospect Street - 4 Alarms - February 3rd, 1984

 

#34 Highland Avenue - 2 Alarms - May 11th, 1981

 

 


Fire Photos from the 1960's
May 19, 2007

March 4th, 1968 - # 36 Vernon Street - 4 Alarms

 

February 16th, 1965 - 42 Union Sq. (Elm Farm Supermarket) - 3 Alarms

 

March 4, 1963 - # 530 Mystic Avenue (Johnson's Donuts) - 3 Alarms

 

June 8th, 1961 - 40 Park Street (L. Ryan Sawdust Co.) 3 Alarms




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