Scituate: Firefighters battle 2-alarm blaze on Fourth of July

A single-family apartment on Torreys Lane in Scituate caught fire Thursday afternoon around 12:30p.m.

Scituate Fire Chief Richard Judges said they got the call right after an automatic generator in the apartment did a self-test.

The generator is located in the apartment’s workshop and flames were contained to that room.

But the fire went to two-alarms because of the 90-degree weather. “The guys once again did a great job in this heat—really nervous about their well-being so that’s why we put a second-alarm on just so we could rotate bodies, keep everyone fresh and no one getting dehydrated or overheated,” said Judge

No one was injured in the fire. The homeowners had left minutes before Scituate firefighters responded.

Judge said the homeowners are temporarily displaced but they’ll be able to move back in within a few days.


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