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|February 2, 2004
Worcester fire causes
$200,000 in damages
Photos and Story by Scott
A three-alarm fire in Worcester, MA, on
January 30th caused about $200,000 damage to a large 3-story Queen Anne
A total of 9 Engines, 3 Ladders and
2 Tower Ladders were on scene. It took about 90 minutes to bring
the blaze under control.
||It is believed the fire was deliberately
set to the occupied apartment building.
The fire was difficult to contain as fire
was up in the attic and cupola area and 4 firefighters were inside when
the fire flashed and nearly burned the firefighters.
Reports indicated that when the fire flashed
the 4 men rolled down the front stairs to the exit.
|Cold temperatures made firefighting conditions
difficult as firefighters battled the fire. The fire also displaced
11 adults and 9 children.
Since the beginning of this year, Worcester
has had a series of fires that have predominately fire-related, displaced
about 120 people according to the Red Cross emergency service.
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