Fire and bomb keep public safety crews busy over two day period

Five displaced in Everett fire last Monday.(Photo courtesy of NBC)

Leader Herald Staff Report

The report of a possible unexploded piece of military ordinance at a Rover Street commercial location brought a quick response from the Everett Police, the Fire Department and the City of Boston Bomb Squad last Thursday morning.

A suspicious package believed to be a bomb was found at the site, at the corner of Commercial and Rover Streets.

The entrance to the site was closed.

Members of the Bomb Squad removed the piece, according to local officials.

By 8:40 am, the scene had cleared and the bomb was on its way to disposal by the Boston Bomb Squad, according to Everett fire officials.

Officials did not provide specifics about the alleged bomb.

Everett Police and Fire and the City of Boston Bomb Squad. (Photo courtesy NBC)

Unexploded ordnance, is just that, a bomb or type of military weapon that is unexploded or which had failed when it was first used, but might still be explosive.

In other first responder action, the EFD got a work out

A late night fire earlier last week on Monday night displaced five Everett residents, according to fire officials.

The fire was reported shortly before 10 pm in a 2 1⁄2 story wood framed building on Ferry Street.

According to Everett Deputy Fire Chief Joe Hickey, the fire started in the basement and got into the kitchen floor. It eventually spread to the second floor before Everett firefighters extinguished the flames.

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