Trio of Saturday Blazes Kept Fire Department Busy

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr.

The Lynn Fire Department responded to three different fires last Saturday evening, October 15, handling all three blazes without any major injuries or significant loss of property according to fire officials.

The first, was a second story fire in a home on Summer Street at about 7 p.m. Responding units quickly knocked down that fire, which was in an unoccupied unit of the building. Officials noted the fire may have been accidentally caused by workmen in the building, but it is still under investigation.

The second fire of the evening was the largest, as responders to the reported fire at 41 Rand St. encountered a fire that caused heavy smoke damage and displaced four adults. Fire Chief Stephen Archer noted the blaze was contained to the basement, but said that heavy smoke damage to the building caused all four adults and two pets in the building to be displaced temporarily.

Finally, firefighters were called to 96 Sutcliffe Road at around 10:40 p.m. for a fire in a single-family home, but as with the first fire of the night, the fire was quickly put down and the residents were able to return to their home. That fire is also still under investigation, but ma be related to a faulty exhaust fan.

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