Chief Tony Carli highlighted fire crews on scene at the early morning Aug. 6 fire at 68 Linden St. for saving two residents with ladders upon arriving at the scene.
The fire was contained to one unit, and there were no injuries, but about $50,000 in damages were reported.
However, the excitement came upon arrival when the fire was showing and people were calling for a rescue.
“They went right to work on scene,” he said. “Pulling up to a building on fire and seeing people hanging out the windows yelling for help isn’t something you want to see. The crews did an excellent job…They guys made a couple of rescues with the ladders. The first save was a woman on the first floor and then also a gentleman on the third floor. Fire crews on scene did an excellent job containing it to one unit.”
The fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 6, and the cause is still under investigation. All residents were able to return aside from the resident of the affected unit, who was able to stay with family.
That fire was book-ended by two multiple-alarm fires that Everett Fire crews responded to on a mutual aid call. Carli said that regionally they are seeing an uptick in fires, after the fires in Everett, Revere, and others in Malden and Melrose.