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The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Fire and Police departments regarding issues with 911 service:

There is a statewide 911 outage. To reach Watertown Fire or Police please call 617-972-6500 or pull one of the 300+ red fire boxes throughout the city. The fire box provides a direct wired connection to dispatchers who receive the signal and send resources to the assigned location. Please do not call 911 to test. We will post here when 911 is back in operation.

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

Courtesy of Watertown Fire DepartmentFirefighters 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.

Two Alarm Fire Damages Watertown Home on Thursday

Watertown Firefighters battle a two-alarm blaze at a home on Quincy Street on Thursday. (Courtesy of Watertown Fire Department)

Watertown Firefighters extinguished flames of a two-alarm fire at a home on Quincy Street Thursday afternoon. “Shortly after 4 p.m. this afternoon Group 3 responded to a reported structure fire on Quincy Street. Upon arrival, fire companies made an aggressive attack on a fast moving fire,” the Fire Department said in an announcement on Thursday.— Boston492 Fire Photos (@Boston492) March 21, 2024

Deputy Chief R. Iannetta was the Incident Commander of the two-alarm fire.

Chimney Fire Damages Home on Belmont Street

Minor damage was done to a Belmont Street home Tuesday by a fire that began in the chimney. At about 7 a.m., the Watertown Fire Department received call for smoke coming from the attic of a single-family home, said Provisional Fire Chief Ryan Nicholson. “Upon arrival fire companies found a smoke condition in the attic and on the second floor. Thermal imaging cameras were used to determine the heat source between the second and third floors,” Nicholson said. Watertown Fire Engines 3 and 1, Ladders 1 and 2, Medic 1, and C2 responded.

Two Alarm Fire Starts on Grill, Damages Back of Watertown Home

A fire charred the back of a home on Waverley Avenue Wednesday afternoon and displaced three residents. A fire alarm was struck Wednesday afternoon for a home on Waverley Avenue. When firefighters arrived Deputy Fire Chief Tom McManus, the incident commander, ordered a second alarm. The fire reportedly started on a grill and extended to the house and spread rapidly up the rear of the home. Engine 3 arrived and was alerted to the blaze by one of the residents, said Acting Fire Chief Ryan Nicholson.

Firefighters Battled 2 Alarm Fire in Two-Family Home on Sycamore Street

A fire damaged damaged a two-family home on Sycamore Street Tuesday night. The Watertown Fire Department responded shortly after 7 p.m.

“The fire was reported after downstairs tenants heard the smoke alarms going off upstairs and went out to find smoke coming from the second floor rear,” said Provisional Fire Chief Ryan Nicholson. Crews in #Watertown battling a 2 alarm fire. #BREAKING— Matt Kaminsky (@matty_kam) May 11, 2022

Engine 3 arrived first and began to attack the fire. Deputy Fire Chief Rob Iannetta, the incident commander, called a second alarm shortly after arriving.