At 1130 hrs received numerous 911 calls for a reported structure fire at 296 Howard Street. E-5 first on scene reports hvy smk showing and amke an initial attack and search for occupants. A 2nd and 3rd alarm were struck very quickly as conditions worsened. Co's ordered out of the building for exterior ops. A second attack to the interior made later in the fire resulted in companies being order out of the building again. A 4th alarm was stuck at 1320 hrs for relief.

1st alarm E5,E6,E7,L5,R1,C21
2nd alarm L4,C20,C22,C58(saftey),C12,Redcross
3rd alarm E8,E9
M/A coverage Andover E3,MethuenE3,Lowell L3
4th Alarm to the fire Lowell E3,Haverhill E1, Salem NH E1, Dracut E1, North Andover L1.

One minor FF injury. Fire is under investigation,


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