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New Bedford Fire Department responds to Roosevelt Apartments fire, dog dies, 4 injured


“At 2359 hrs, the New Bedford Fire Department received an automatic fire alarm activation for the Roosevelt Apartments located at 415 County Street.

On arrival Command Unit 2, District Chief Steven Beaulieu reported a working fire in the rear of a fourth floor apartment. A second alarm response was called sending five engines and two ladder companies to the scene. The air supply unit also responded.

Four fire companies rescued 5 occupants, including a young mother and an infant, over ground ladders and fire escapes. Three New Bedford Police Officers carried three occupants to safety from the fourth floor. Two police officers were transported to St. Luke’s Emergency Department for evaluation and two firefighters were treated at the scene by NBEMS and did not require transport. All of the occupants who were rescued were evaluated at the scene and did not require transport to the hospital.

One dog was rescued but died as a result of the fire and several cats were rescued from multiple floors.

The fire is under investigation by the NBFD Fire Investigation Unit. The American Red Cross, NBEMA, and MA EMA are on scene providing assistance to the displaced tenants. The Providence Special Signal Fire Association / Providence Canteen is providing rehadb to our members and civilians.

Mutual aid coverage is being provided by Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and Dartmouth District 1 Fire Departments.? New Bedford Fire Department.

First 10 photos by the New Bedford Fire Department, subsequent photos from Carlos Pimental Felix :

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Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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