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UPDATED: Firefighters Battle Linwood Avenue Blaze in North Reading

Firefighters from six towns are battling the fire.

 

UPDATED, 1:52 p.m. — North Reading Police report that units are still on scene due to fire hose lines in the roadway. 

UPDATED, 1:49 p.m. — Firefighters rescued a small dog named Charlie from the home.

UPDATED, 1:45 p.m. — North Reading Fire Department began releasing firefighters from other communities, as the fire at 41 Linwood Ave. has been knocked down.

NRFD has requested assistance from North Reading Police and the State Fire Marshal's office for the fire investigation. 

UPDATED: 1:35 p.m. — Firefighters have been sent to Cold Spring Road to deal with a small brush fire. The brush fire is close to the scene of the Linwood Avenue fire.  

Also, firefighters are in the basement of the home, looking for a small canine who may be hiding due to the fire conditions. 

UPDATED, 1:23 p.m. — Lynnfield, Middleton and Wakefield has joined North Reading, Wilmington and Reading on scene of the fire at 41 Linwood Ave.

Firefighters were attacking from the inside, but then evacuated the building, due to conditions.

The fire is located at 41 Linwood Ave., near Southwick. Traffic, however, is being halted by North Reading police in the Green Street area.

All North Reading Fire personnel in town have been asked to respond to the scene.

The exterior fire was reportedly knocked down at 1:22 p.m. and firefighters are working on "chasing pockets in the attic."

Here is the original story:

Firefighters are currently battling a two-alarm blaze on Linwood Avenue in North Reading.

The fire call came in shortly before 1 p.m.  In addition to North Reading firefighters, apparatus from Wilmington and Reading are also at the scene.

Firefighters are attacking the fire from outside the home after heavy fire was discovered in the attic.

Check back to Patch for the latest about this fire.

Richard W. Kendall April 16, 2012 at 07:32 PM
The residents of North Reading are fortunate to have such a competent, dedicated, and professional fire department. Today's work is just another example of what a great job they do. Thank you to Chief Warnock and the entire department.

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