Firefighters Extinguish 2 Alarm Fire in East End, the 2nd Blaze of the Day

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Courtesy of Watertown Fire Department Firefighters put out a two-alarm fire at a home on Melendy Avenue.

A two-alarm fire damages a two-family home in East Watertown on Wednesday afternoon.

The Watertown Fire Department received call for a smoke in a house on Melendy Avenue at 1:20 p.m. on April 24, said Watertown Fire Chief Ryan Nicholson.

“Upon arrival companies found smoke showing from several windows from one of the units in a side by side two family. The residents of the involved unit were not home at the time,” Nicholson said. “Fire companies had to force entry through the front door. They encountered heavy fire conditions on the first floor. Deputy Chief Thomas McManus ordered a second alarm, bringing companies from Boston, Cambridge & Belmont to supplement the Watertown response.”

The fire was contained to one area on the first floor, and the blaze was quickly extinguished, Nicholson said. Crews searched the home and made sure that no one was home.

The origin and cause investigation are ongoing by Watertown Fire personnel and the State Fire Marshal’s office, Nicholson said, but it does not appear to be suspicious at this time.

“Members of Group 1, under Deputy McManus’ command, acted quickly and efficiently to stop this fire before it could have become much worse,” Nicholson said. “This was the second time today, as they also put a quick stop to a kitchen fire on Edgecliff Road earlier in the morning.”

No injuries were reported at either fire scene.

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