WALTHAM (CBS) – Fighting back tears Stephanie Patrick of Waltham says she has a lot to be thankful for after a fire ripped through the top floor of her apartment on Prospect Street Ave Friday afternoon. “There was smoke there was smoke coming from the room. We had to just run out,” Patrick cried.
At first she thought her roommate was trapped inside so she and first floor resident Dan Reedy ran back in to help. “I went upstairs with the woman who lives up there and kicked the door in and smoke poured out,” Reedy said.
Waltham Fire Chief Paul Ciccone says when they arrived there was heavy fire pouring out the top window and roof. “Companies made an interior attack did a search there was a report of people in the building as of now that report is negative,” Chief Ciccone said.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports