Structure Fire – Tremont Street - November 14, 2014

Company’s 1 and 3 responded to a seemingly routine Fire Alarm call at a residential home on Tremont Street in South Carver.  On arrival, Firefighters surveyed the exterior of the structure seeing a slight haze on the first floor.  With no one home at the residence, firefighters had to make a forcible entry through the front door finding the home full of smoke.  Command, Deputy Germaine, ordered the incident be upgraded to a structure fire.  Firefighters searched the home, opening up interior walls, finding fire inside. Crews quickly knocked down the fire and went to great lengths in salvage and overhaul operations to save the home from further damage.  It was determined that heat from the wood stove chimney had ignited timbers in the wall and attic area.  A good lesson that just when you start to get complacent of another Fire Alarm call with nothing showing, think again! The family just had a new baby boy, with mom and son scheduled to come home from the hospital the next day.  Thanks to a newly installed fire alarm system and a quick knock down, a tragedy was averted!  (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter Gerry Farquharson)