150 Firefighters Battle Massive Somerville Blaze

SOMERVILLE (CBS) — It took firefighters hours to battle a massive 7-alarm blaze on Calvin Street, early Thursday.

Officials say four buildings were on fire when crews arrived.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

Crews Battle Massive Blaze In Somerville

“I just banged on the doors and got them out of there, that’s all,” neighbor John Mahoney said. “I banged on the windows, yelled, screamed ‘get out, fire.'”

The fire was in a densely settled neighborhood of wood-framed homes.

Heavy, black smoke was seen miles from the fire.

Somerville Fire Department said it took 150 firefighters to battle the fire.

Two firefighters was injured; an Everett firefighter went to Massachusetts General Hospital with smoke inhalation, a Brookline firefighter was taken to Cambridge Hospital with a knee injury.

Two Somerville fires broke out last week in the same neighborhood.

Somerville Fire Chief  Kevin Kelleher told WBZ-TV, investigators are looking into whether there’s a connection.

The Red Cross has set up shelter at the Albert Argenziano School on Washington Street, for those affected by the fire.


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