Two-Alarm Fire on Walnut Place

Brookline Fire Department fighting a fire at Walnut Place in Brookline.

Shortly after 9 p.m., the Brookline Fire department reported a fire at 76 Walnut Place, which became a two-alarm fire about half an hour later. According to reports received via Facebook and Twitter, the fire broke out in the attic and walls of the wood-framed home.

The second alarm called in crews from Cambridge and Newton. Scanner reports indicate that the fire has been knocked down, and these secondary teams are being released as of 10:10 p.m. 

Update: Photos from the fire are available at Box 714 Imaging. 12:15 a.m.

Update 2: At the time of the fire, the home was under construction. 9:37 a.m.

Stephen Walsh April 03, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Also thank you to Boston, Cambridge and Newton Firefighters for the mutual aid.
Grahame Turner April 03, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Thank you for adding that detail. It had slipped my mind. Definitely glad to know it was fairly quickly taken care of.
Stephen Walsh April 03, 2012 at 01:56 PM
It was a tough job. About an hour of work to get to the seat of the fire. Without the skills of our Firefighters, this easily could have been a catastrophic fire.
TRY THE TRUTH April 04, 2012 at 11:38 AM
"fairly quickly taken care of" took more than 1 hour of interior operations to control this fire, $2.5 million dollar home with probably $1 million dollars in damage, piece of cake!
Grahame Turner April 04, 2012 at 01:40 PM
I mean that in relative terms. Compared to say, the four-alarm fire on Beacon Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an hour is quick by comparison. As I heard the alarms increasing on it, I worried that it would become as large as the other fire--and was glad that it didn't. As Steve said, the skills of the firefighters prevented it from getting worse.


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