More Fires in Somerville This Past Week

20131118-141958.jpg An unattended chiminea in the rear yard of 17-19 Westminster
Street appears to have resulted in a fire which spread to a
neighboring yard and rear deck before being extinguished by
Somerville firefighters early Sunday morning, November 17th.
Firefighters responding to a reported fire at 5:03 a.m. on Lovell
Street arrived to find leaves, a tree, a fence and a rear deck
burning in two yards. A wood burning chiminea (a clay outdoor
fireplace) had apparently been left burning overnight in the rear
yard on Westminster Street following a party. A fire broke out at
some point during the early morning hours spreading to dry leaves,
a wooden fence, a tree and to the rear deck of 20 Lovell Street
resulting in several thousand dollars damage. Firefighters were on
scene for approximately one hour. Residents are reminded that the
use of chimineas and firepits are prohibited in the City of
Somerville. Firefighters also responded to several other small
fires in the past several days. On Thursday, November 14th at 1:04
a.m. firefighters responded to a small fire inside 57 Oak Street. A
candle atop a bureau in a bedroom ignited a lampshade and scorched
the bedroom door. The fire was extinguished by the occupant and
firefighters checked for any further fire spread. Later the same
day, at 8:56 a.m. firefighters responded to a fire at 204 Summer
Street. Firefighters extinguished a fire in a compost bin which had
scorched the exterior of the building and damaged exterior PVC
vents for the heating system. Photos courtesy of Somerville F.D.
The rear deck of 20 Lovell Street showing damage resulting from a
fire spreading from an adjacent yard. An unattended chiminea on
Westminster Street is believed to be the cause of a fire which
resulted in fire damage to a home on Lovell Street.



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