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Three-Alarm Fire at 5 Everett Ave - 12 Adults, 2 Children Displaced


#5 Everett Ave Building Fire

At 3:46 pm, Sunday, January 13, 2013, the Boston Fire Department responded to 5 Everett Ave in Uphams Corner for a building fire.  On arrival, they saw smoke coming from the basement.  Because the building is a large 3-story 6-famly duplex, they ordered a 2nd alarm. 

Photos below show the building during the fire on January 13 and the condition of the building the next day, January 14, 2013.

3-Alarm Fire at 5 Everett Ave, Uphams Corner, 1/13/13
3-Alarm Fire at 5 Everett Ave, Uphams Corner, 1/13/13

Twelve adults and two children were displaced at the scene.  Two residents were found on various floors by Boston firefighters and transported for smoke inhalation.  A male resident, assisted by Rescue 2 firefighter, climbed down the ladder to safety.  As of 3:51, BFD added another alarm, making it a 3-alarm call.

By 4:08pm, the fire was officially out and fire investigators were trying to determine the cause and point of origin.  Almost all windows were broken out as part of the fire fighting. The chief provided a quick estimate of approximately $500,000 damage. 

Note that the left side of the building had burned on Christmas Eve 2012.  Although 5-7 was boarded up overnight, the left side remains open to the elements.
 

Assistance for Fire Victims

Residents, some without shoes and coats, were huddled in a group at the intersection of Stoughton Street and Everett Ave, responding to firefighter questions about who lived in the building.  "Yes," they said, "smoke detectors did sound."

The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the BFD Victims Assistance Unit were both onsite quickly.  The MBTA sent a bus to the fire scene so the displaced would have a place to sit and get out of the weather.  They brought fresh blankets and a large cold box of snacks.  The Red Cross was on the way to provide housing for the fire victims. 


Photos Courtesy Boston Fire Department via Twitter
3-Alarm Fire at 5 Everett Ave, Uphams Corner, 1/13/13 3-Alarm Fire at 5 Everett Ave, Uphams Corner, 1/13/13 3-Alarm Fire at 5 Everett Ave, Uphams Corner, 1/13/13

3-Alarm Fire at 5 Everett Ave, Uphams Corner, 1/13/13 3-Alarm Fire at 5 Everett Ave, Uphams Corner, 1/13/13




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3-Alarm Fire at 5 Everett Ave, Uphams Corner, 1/13/13 3-Alarm Fire at 5 Everett Ave, Uphams Corner, 1/13/13

3-Alarm Fire at 5 Everett Ave, Uphams Corner, 1/13/13 3-Alarm Fire at 5 Everett Ave, Uphams Corner, 1/13/13


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Posted: January 13, 2012     Nancy J Conrad


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