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5th Alarm on Vine Street
Apr 20, 2009

At 0919 hours on February 9, 2009, Nashua Firefighters were dispatched to a Box Alarm at 126 Vine Street. The initial box assignment consisted of Engine Co. 2, Engine Co. 4 and Ladder Co. 2 along with Deputy Chief Galipeau. Ladder Co. 2 under the command of Lt. Byron Breda arrived and reported smoke showing from a commercial occupancy on the first floor of the Lake Street side of the building. Deputy Chief Galipeau took command on his arrival and transmitted the 2nd and 3rd Alarms for a fire in 3 story wood frame taxpayer. Chief of Department Brain Morrissey assumed command a requested the 4th and 5th Alarms to the scene shortly before 1000 hours. At the peak of the fire, nearly 14 master streams were in operations as the fire extended to all three floors including the cock loft. The fire was declared under control at 1230 hours. Fire Companies from Hudson, Merrimack, Manchester, Londonderry, Hollis, Amherst, and Tyngsboro, MA assisted at the fire. City coverage was handled by Hudson, Wyndham, Pelham, Derry, Dracut, MA and Lowell, MA. Two additional building fires were reported and handled by covering companies during this incident.

3 sticks are in operation as the fire extends to the Cockloft

Ladder Co. 1 operates at Lake and Vine Street

Heavy Fire Vents From The Cockloft

Ladder Co. 2 was first due at the 5 alarm blaze.

IAFF Local 789
19 Elm St
Nashua, New Hampshire 03060

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