Fire Displaces 4

IAF Local 825 Four adults living on Spring Street in the Hill neighborhood had to find new places to sleep after an electrical fire.

Here’s what happened, according to Assistant Fire Chief Ralph Black:

Firefighters responded around 7:25 p.m. Saturday to report of fire and smoke in the attic of the two-and-a-half-story home.

It turned out an electrical fire had started accidentally on the upper floor, then spread “slightly” to the attic.

Firefighters put out the one-alarm fire; one firefighter went to the hospital to have a shoulder checked out. He was OK, Black said.

The firefighter, John Twohill, was hurt while opening walls and a window frame searching signs of the fire’s spread.

None of the four adult occupants of the house was injured. An apartment did sustain water damage. The adults were able to find other places to sleep without needing relocation help from the Red Cross.

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