Fire reportedly knocked down.
UPDATE, 6:45 p.m.: Melrose Fire Capt. John White said no one was injured in the fire that originated in the basement at 34 Beacon St. White said the cause of the fire is under investigation. ORIGINAL STORY: Firefighters responded to a working fire at 34 Beacon St. in Melrose this afternoon that has reportedly been knocked down. According to emergency communications, crews responded just after 4 p.m. Saturday to a report of heavy smoke in the basement of a 2.5-story woodframe structure. The fire reportedly extended into home's first story and mutual aid was requested to the scene, according to @NEFirebuff's Mike Moura on Twitter. Another emergency communication indicated the fire was knocked down at approximately 4:16 p.m.
The ‘heavy fire’ was on the second floor of a duplex, according to police scanner reports.
Melrose firefighters were called to 18 Lynde St. at about 6:30 p.m. this evening for a report of “heavy fire” on the second floor of a duplex, according to police scanner reports. The two-alarm fire was knocked down by crews about 15 minutes later, according to the reports. Firefighters from Wakefield, Reading, Malden, Everett, Revere and Saugus all assisted, according to Mike Moura, @NEFirebuff on Twitter. The two-and-a-half-story duplex at 18 Lynde St. is white with black shutters and about a block down from Main Street. Check back for updates as they become available, and sign up for Melrose Patch's breaking news alerts for the latest local news.
A round-up of articles this past week from Melrose's neighbors.
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