Red Cross aiding victims of ‘heavy fire’

By Shaun Moriarty
Citizen Chronicle Writer
shaun@thecitizenchronicle.com

LEICESTER — Local residents are being assisted by the American Red Cross after being displaced by a three-alarm fire in Rochdale last night.

Six area fire departments came to aid of the Leicester Fire Department as they battled the blaze on Foster Court. The first alarm for the fire was sounded at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday evening, according to Leicester fire officials. First responders reported heavy fire showing at the two-story residential building, and a second alarm was soon sounded.

With all occupants safely out of the home, firefighters “encountered heavy fire in the building,” according to a Leicester Fire Department press release. In need of additional manpower, a third alarm was sounded, enabling crews to eventually get the fire under control. Mutual aid was provided by fire departments from Auburn, Charlton, Oxford, Paxton, Rutland,and Spencer, while the local police department was also on scene.

Crews continued to battle hot spots throughout the night.

Photos courtesy of the Leicester Fire Department.

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