One Dead in Three-Alarm Fire at Trapelo Road Two Family [VIDEO]

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Photo: Firefighters inspecting the house at 606-608 Trapelo Rd. where a man died in a fire. An early morning three-alarm fire that gutted a two-story house on Trapelo Road killed a person, according to the Belmont Fire Department. The 4 a.m. blaze at 606-608 Trapelo Rd. located at the corner of Agassiz Street just outside of Waverley […]

Fire Destroys McLean’s Codman Building [VIDEO]

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Photo: The aftermath of the fire that destroyed the Codman House at McLean Hospital. A two-alarm fire destroyed the former Codman House on the McLean Hospital campus early Monday morning, Nov. 14. The blaze, which required fire equipment from neighboring towns of Watertown, Arlington, and Cambridge, started just before 3 a.m. At its height, the […]

Ohlin’s Owners Declare ‘We’ll Be Back’ After Flash Fire, Explosion Closes Shop

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Photo: The rear of Ohlin’s Bakery that suffered the most damage. The flash fire that rocked Ohlin’s Bakery early Tuesday morning, March 15, sent the family who’ve owned the store since the 1960s reeling. “We are still in shock,” said Marybeth Klemm, who with her husband owns and runs the century old Belmont institution in […]

Fire Heavily Damages Two Family on Russell Terrace, Occupant Taken to Hospital

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A two-alarm fire heavily damaged a 105-year-old two-family house at the end of Russell Terrace, sending an elderly occupant to the hospital this afternoon, Tuesday, Jan. 20. Flames and smoke were billowing from the first and second floor windows of the wooden Colonial when the first fire crews arrived at the dead end street off of […]

Belmont Fire: Don’t Get Burned on Thanksgiving

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Several times in the past month, Belmont Fire Department crews have been sent to homes to put out smokey fires that started from a homeowner who took their eyes off the stovetop or oven as they prepared a meal. Nationwide, cooking caused 43 percent of reported home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. On Thanksgiving, a cooking fire […]

Belmont Blaze Damages Milton Street House

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A multi-alarm fire severely damaged a single-family home at 15 Milton St. on Monday afternoon, July 14. According to the father of the home’s owner – who did not want to give his name – a workman painting in the garage of the two-story house built in 1930 heard the fire alarms and smelled a burning […]

Marlboro Street Triple-Decker Destroyed in Three-Alarm Blaze

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A three-alarm fire that began just after midnight in a triple-decker at 58 Marlboro St. destroyed the century-old structure leaving the owner and two sets of tenants homeless, according to Belmont Fire Chief David Frizzell. The nine residents of the building escaped the blaze uninjured. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time […]