“It’s great news,” Duffey said.
Local and state investigators have determined the two-alarm fire first detected at Kelliher Bros. Oil on
“It looks like an overloaded power strip,” Duffey said. “I would say the majority of the building is a loss and will have to be torn down.”
Duffey called in the state
The first firefighters headed to the scene called for help before they even arrived.
“They could see the fire in the sky,” Duffey said. “When they got on scene they struck a second alarm requesting more help.”
Firefighters, he said, faced multiple challenges from the get-go.
In addition to a structure that was 50 percent engulfed in flames, Duffey said they were broken live electrical wires arcing in the street and an oil-delivery truck and four oil tanks nearby.
The tanks “were empty,” he said, “but they’re never really empty. There’s always some vapor or sludge in them.”
Duffey said it took more than half an hour to tame the inferno, aided by fire companies from
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