Lawrence (MA) firefighters responded to an early morning fire, located on Carleton Street. Engine 9 arrived and reported an active fire on the top floor with Deputy Wilson requesting a second alarm shortly after. With heavy fire throughout the upper floors and through the roof, a defensive posture was quickly taken after an attempted interior attack proved untenable. The 2-1/2 story dwelling was a total loss, with minimal extension/damage to exposures and a cause still under investigation. The resident who called in the fire was able to escape after alerting and evacuating all other residents, two of whom were transported to Lawrence General Hospital.

– Fire News photos by Kevin White