On April 16 at 11:08 a.m. the Somerville Fire Department responded to fire in a three unit dwelling fire at 68-70 Holland Street. Firefighters discovered a fire burning in a first floor rear stairway ceiling which had burnt through a rear wall to a second floor porch. Flames also spread through ceiling and wall spaces to the upper floors in the rear of the building. Firefighters had to open up numerous walls and ceilings to extinguish the fire. Damage is estimated in excess of $100,000 and displaced occupants of all three apartments. One firefighter was treated for a facial laceration at the scene. Firefighters cleared the scene at 1:06 p.m.
The cause of the fire has been determined to have been of electrical origin in the first floor rear stairway ceiling.
(from the Somerville Fire Department)
Additional photos by Bobbie Toner