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Apr 12

Apr 12

Ladder comes apart as firefighters battle blaze in Boston

The fire at 9 Duke St. was knocked down and 15 people are displaced.

    Ladder comes apart as firefighters battle blaze in Boston
    A Boston fire truck's ladder came apart as firefighters were battling a fire. An official with the Boston Fire Department said the ladder was fully extended and somehow came apart as they fought a fire on Duke Street in Mattapan. The official said the ladder extended about 70 feet before it broke.
    http://www.wcvb.com

Apr 12

Tower Ladder Collapses Onto Mattapan Home During Fire

There was heavy smoke on the third floor when firefighters responded to 9 Duke Street at about 7:40 p.m. All residents were safely evacuated and the fire was quickly knocked down.

    Tower Ladder Collapses Onto Mattapan Home During Fire
    BOSTON (CBS) - A fire truck malfunction caused a tower ladder to collapse onto a home on Duke Street Wednesday night. A firefighter, who was on the ladder when it collapsed onto the three story building, was able to climb onto the roof. Fire Commissioner Joe Finn called the incident a "major structural fail of the truck."
    http://boston.cbslocal.com

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