November 25 2015

Fire Department Knocked Down Mill Street House Fire


The Burlington Fire Department responded to a house fire that left one person without a place to sleep on Tuesday night. 


According to a report from Chief Steve Yetman, at 10:51 p.m. the department received a call of a possible house fire at 139 Mill Street. 


Tuesday night at 10:51 pm the Burlington Fire Department received a call for a possible house fire at 139 Mill Street. 


Upon arrival Shift Commander Captain John Corbett reported that fire was coming from the front the left corner of the split level home, the statement reads. Firefighters brought multiple lines into the house to extinguish the fire that was present on both floors. 


It took firefighters about 25 minutes to bring the fire under control. They then checked for extensions of the fire and performed an overhaul. 


According to Yetman, there was one resident who had evacuated during the fire and was being assisted by the American Red Cross. The Burlington Building Department determined the house to be unsafe due to structural damage caused by the blaze. 


Fire Prevention investigated and found the cause to be a chimney fire which extended into both levels of the home.


Woburn and Billerica Firefighters covered Burlington stations while Burlington Firefighters fought the blaze.


Damage from fire at Mill Street house (courtesy photo)



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