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Friday, April 15, 2011

2 Alarm Fire in JP Sends Firefighter to the Hospital

Shortly before 11:30 on April 14thtonight, fire broke out on the third floor of the 3 story house at 17 Glade St. The Boston Fire Department responded, and a 2nd alarm was ordered on arrival due to fire showing from the windows on the top floor, and due to initial reports that residents were trapped in the home.

Photo by Boston Fire Department

The fire was quickly brought under control, and primary & secondary searches of the building were completed, with no residents being found. During the search of the basement, companies discovered a natural gas leak. The gas company was requested to respond, & firefighters were able to secure the gas.

The home sustained extensive damage to the front of the building on the third floor, including the 3rd floor porch. Cause of the fire is unknown.

One firefighter was transported by EMS to an area hospital with unknown injuries. The injuries are believed to be non-threatening.

Per the Boston Globe, 11 people lived in the house at the time.

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