Quincy: Kitchen Fire Forces Evacuation of a 14-Story Building

A kitchen fire forces Quincy firefighters to evacuate a 14-story building this weekend. Fire Deputy Chief Gary Smith says crews responded Sunday at around 8am to 1025 Hancock Street for alarms that activated in the building.

“Upon arrival we had smoke showing from the eight floor. We had a kitchen fire in one of the units and the occupant was able to escape without any harm,” Smith explains. “We brought companies up to the eight floor, tied into standpipe system and were able to get into the kitchen and extinguish the fire before there was any extension.”  

Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the blaze, but also received some assistance from the building’s sprinklers.

“The sprinklers held the fire in check, but with sprinklers on the eigtht floor certainly caused damage to the unit and the floors below,” said Smith.  “No injuries reported to civilians or firefighters.” 

 Smith says with the fire, smoke and water damage, he estimates the amount of damage at approximately $100,000. The cause of the fire is not known and under investigation

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Kevin Tocci is a Brockton area reporter, news anchor and host of Monday Night Talk which airs on Monday nights at 6:15 p.m. on 95.9FM WATD.