The Madison Street Tragedy

The death on Madison Street last week of two women trapped on the second floor of a raging inferno during a three alarm fire that consumed the multifamily structure should be a reminder to us all about how fragile our safety is in our homes.

This Madison Street structure was eaten alive by the fire in a matter of minutes.

Wooden homes especially, and multi-families in particular, can go up in flames in an instant, trapping residents inside with circumstances such that firefighters arriving minutes later cannot penetrate the flames, the severe heat and the thick smoke.

This is exactly what happened last week when Everett firefighters arriving on the scene made heroic efforts to gain entry to the second floor.

According to firefighters, the fire was bad enough but that the rooms and hallways crowded with furniture and clothes and piles of bric a brac made maneuvering inside an impossibility.

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Fire Claims 2 Lives on Madison Avenue

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By Josh Resnek

A fast spreading three alarm fire that engulfed a multi-family home on Madison Avenue Sunday night has claimed two lives.

Fire authorities say the fire may have started on the second floor, which is where two women who died had apparently been living.

Residents on the third floor interviewed by authorities said they heard an explosion that was followed swiftly by massive flames and thick smoke.

They told officials they felt lucky to escape and that it was a split second of time that was the difference between life and death for them.

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City of Everett Provides Support to Residents Through Fire Victims Fund

This past week, the City of Everett witnessed a severe fire on Hillside Ave. Flames engulfed the house and caused severe damage to the interior and exterior. Fortunately, the residents were safe and accounted for. Continue reading City of Everett Provides Support to Residents Through Fire Victims Fund

Fire Causes Significant Damage to a 2-Family on Hillside Avenue

By Joshua Resnek

A fire caused at least $150,000 in damages to a Hillside Avenue two family home Monday afternoon.

A half dozen pieces of fire apparatus from Everett and Boston responded.

The fire was contained to the third floor loft area where heavy smoke and flames were met with firefighters first efforts when arriving at the scene.

Under the command of Deputy Chief Michael Ragucci, firefighters were able to beat down the flames and entered the home searching for possible victims.

According to the mayor’s office, six people were displaced.

The mayor’s office is providing support for those driven from the home by the fire.

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