Central Station and Station 2 were dispatched at 23:28 on a first alarm to 1178 Western Ave. for smoke on the second floor. Ladder 1 arrived on the scene at 23:32 and FF Chase Ibey reported heavy smoke showing from the second floor of a two-story wood framed structure and requested that a second alarm be dispatched. Ladder 1’s crew stretched a hose line to the second floor to encounter a heavy smoke condition and located the fire in the kitchen/living room area. Engine 2 arrived on the scene and assisted with water supply,fire suppression and ventilation. The fire was reported under control at 00:01.
The building is a 3-unit apartment building. Two of the three units were occupied at the time of the fire. The fire displaced a total of four occupants. The second-floor unit has smoke and fire damage. One of the first-floor units has minor water and smoke damage, and the other first-floor unit had minimal effects from the fire. The Red Cross was called to assist tenants with housing.
Two dogs were saved from the unit that the fire was in. The fire is under investigation by the Brattleboro Fire Department.
1178 Western Ave.
3 unit apartment building
Owner: Cynthia Michaels
4 Brattleboro Trucks on Scene
Assisting: DPW, BPD, Green Mtn. Power, & Red Cross
Mutual Aid on Scene: Guilford, Hinsdale, Keene
Mutual Aid Covering Brattleboro Stations: Greenfield, Putney, Chesterfield, Dummerston, & Cheshire EMS