New Bedford Firefighters Battle Purchase Street Fire
NEW BEDFORD (1420 WBSM) — Firefighters battled flames in a vacant building in New Bedford early Friday morning.
According to a New Bedford Fire Department Facebook post, a passerby called 911 at about 6 a.m. on November 25 to report smoke coming from the building located at 1899 Purchase Street.
“Command Unit 1 arrived and confirmed a working fire in the three-story wood-frame mixed use building,” the department posted. “Although the building had been vacant for many years, a primary search was required with the protection from charged hose lines. Four hose lines were stretched into (the) building in order to conduct a primary search and extinguish fire on all three floors.”
There were no injuries reported.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
It was the first of two weekend fires in the city, as nine people were driven from their homes early Saturday morning when fire broke out in a three-story dwelling at 14 Sidney Street in New Bedford.