Photo: Belmont Fire puts out Winslow Road fire Monday afternoon
A smoky fire at a Winslow Road multi-family house late Monday afternoon left the structure heavily damaged but did not result in any injuries to occupants or fire fighters.
According to a Tuesday email press release from the Belmont Fire Department, at approximately 6 p.m., March 14, the Belmont Fire responded to a call for a house fire. When they arrived firefighters found heavy smoke pouring from the top floor and a female occupant who had escaped the fire with the assistance of a neighbor who raised a ladder to her window.
“Firefighters immediately searched the building for any additional occupants and quickly worked to extinguish the fire. The fire was contained to an area of the top floor of the house and brought under control in about 20 minutes,” said the email. There were no injuries to residents or firefighters.
Mutual aid from the Arlington, Watertown and Waltham fire departments covered for Belmont while Cambridge firefighters assisted at the fire scene. The fire remains under investigation by Belmont Police and Fire.