New Bedford Firefighters Respond to Three Fires
Its been a busy week for the New Bedford Fire Department. According to a post on the Fire Department's Facebook page, the Department responded to three since late Thursday.
The largest fire appeared to be in a multi-family dwelling at 22 Rodney French Boulevard in the South End. The blaze was reported by a Police Officer on patrol who observed flames coming from the building.
District Chief James Fortin said tenants had already evacuated the building when fire crews arrived. A second alarm was called but according to the District Chief, the fire was confined mainly to the attic area.
The dwelling was deemed uninhabitable, and the American Red Cross assisted several fire victims. There were no injuries reported.
Fire officials also report a porch fire at 36 Borden Street. Firefighters responded around 11 am on Friday and put out the fire before it extended into the residence.
At around 2:30 Friday afternoon, fire crews responded to a first-floor bedroom fire at 127 Whitman St. Firefighters confined the blaze to the bedroom and extinguished the fire. There were no injuries and several cats were rescued.
All three fires were found to be accidental following investigations by the New Bedford Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit
Information from the NBFD Facebook page