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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Beverly, MA: 2 alarm fire at Folly Pond Road Apartments

Firefighters in Beverly are battling a 2nd alarm fire in an apartment building at 10 Folly Pond Road. BFD Engine 5 reports heavy fire conditions. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

UPDATE: Firefighters are trying to make sure everyone is out of the building, but are being forced to evacuate themselves as they encounter dead hydrants and are running out of water. Heavy damage is reported in the rear of the building, where there is heavy fire visible on the first, second, & third floors.

UPDATE: As of 9:26, firefighters are unable to gain control over the fire as it spreads through a common cockloft and into the rest of the building. Three of the building's units are now reported to have heavy fire in them.

UPDATE: A photo from the scene can be found here.

UPDATE: As of 9:57, firefighters appear to be getting a handle on the fire. A 3rd alarm has been struck to being in additional personnel to relieve those who have been on scene.

UPDATE: The fire has grown again, and firefighters are once again pulling out of the building.

Audio from the firefighters as they respond to the scene:

Beverly Fire 04Jan2012 by AlertNewEngland

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