At approximately 6:45 am on April 18 the Beverly Fire Department responded to 19 Fairview Ave for a report of a house fire. Upon arrival Deputy Chief William Walsh found heavy fire from the front porch and immediately called for a second alarm. Crews from Engine 5 , Truck 1 and Engine 1 arrived and advanced hose lines to the front of the house and inside the house and quickly extinguished the fire. The fire and water damage was confined to the front of the home but the smoke damage is throughout the home.
The occupants of the home got out safely due to working fire detectors that sound immediately when the smoke entered the home. They will be temporarily displaced from the home until the electrical wires are repaired in the house and the services is turned back on. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Lt Robert Bergeron .All crews where released from the scene by 8:15. While Beverly Fire Department crews where on the scene Danvers Engine 3 covered the North Beverly station and Manchester's Ladder covered headquarters. Beverly Police department and Northeast regional Ambulance where also on the scene.
As a reminder to everyone we are experiencing a very dry condition and there is no open burning allowed with out a permit from the Fire Inspector and every one should check the batteries on there fire/smoke detector and if there is any doubt replace them.