Notice for residents affected by Calvin Street fire

On July 25, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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 – Photos by Bobbie Toner

Residents or community members who have been displaced or otherwise affected by this morning’s 7-alarm fire on Calvin Street are asked to meet  immediately at the Albert F. Argenziano School (290 Washington Street). Members of the Somerville Police and Fire Departments, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and the American Red Cross will be on site to provide important information, and to work with you to ensure the safety and security of you and your family members affected by the fire.

If you have questions or are having trouble locating a family member, please call 311.

(from the City of Somerville)


5 Responses to “Notice for residents affected by Calvin Street fire”

  1. Ray Spitzer says:

    Wow, you can see the vinyl on the nearby house melting!
    Folks, switch to hardie board! It’s more costly, but 1. it looks like wood; 2. paint does not peel off like it does on wood planks; and 3. it is fire resistant!

  2. Jey R. says:

    As horrible as this fire was, Couldn’t help but be amazed at its size and intensity. 7 Towns helped out with it too.

  3. ritepride says:

    In the 70’s, before Prop Two and a half Somerville Fire had 7 Stations housing 7 Engine Companies and 4 Ladder Companies. Today there are 5 fire stations housing 5 Engine Companies and 3 Ladder Companies. When large fires occur other fire departments send mutual aid via “Metro Fire”. But even those cities/towns under Metro Fire have suffered cuts over the years.

    Thus the firefighters at work at these fires take a tremendous beating working to control these large fires. You will on occasion see police officers and citizens helping pull the hose lines. Somerville has the finest fire and police personnel around. So let them know that you appreciate their efforts. May God bless them.

  4. amen says:

    amen to that. I am so proud of our professionals. this was an unbelievable sight today. Thankful nobody was seriously hurt. I hope they’re all sleeping soundly, safe at home or the station.

  5. Steve Keenan says:

    An incredible effort by the men and women of the Somerville Fire Department and the surrounding departments that rendered aid.

    Your firefighters will always be there in time of need; please support them at all times.

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