Box 5111 was struck on Friday evening at 1044 for reported structure fire at 151 Garden Street with persons trapped. C-21 (Deputy)arrived on scene and called for a working fire. All oocupants were rescued from the 2 1/2 story wood frame. Condintions on the second floor deterioated quickly as the fire gained the cockloft which was about 3 feet tal. Access to the fire hampered due to ceiling construction of wooden lats with heavy wire mesh attached and plaster spread over it. Evevntually 3 alrms were struck and M/A covered the city. Units responding engs. 5,6,7,8,9 ldrs. 4,5 R1 C21 Deputy C20 Chief of Department, C58 saftey, C12 Chaplain, Red Cross. M/A coverage from Methuen, Lowell, Andover.

Fire declared under control at 0330 AM.