An outside fire on the front porches quickly made it into a large L-shaped 2-1/2 story frame OMD in Peabody (MA). Three alarms were quickly struck for the Wheatland Street building which is located opposite the quarters of Engine 3 and Ladder 1. Tanner City jakes fought this stubborn fire defensively in this balloon-frame Dutch gambrel-type mixed-use multi-family building. Surrounding cities such as Salem, Lynnfield and Lynn worked the job while Danvers, Middleton, Beverly, Marblehead and Swampscott covered the city. There were no injuries, and the cause was under investigation.

– Fire News photo by Glenn Preston