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UPDATED: Norwood Fire Department Saves Family's Dog

Norwood Firefighter Rich Flaherty and Fire-medic Ben Coven revive a rescued pet.
Norwood Firefighter Rich Flaherty and Fire-medic Ben Coven revive a rescued pet.
UPDATED Jan. 1, 2:52 p.m.) The American Red Cross provided one resident of 17 Chapel St., Norwood, left without a home after Monday's fire, with emergency temporary shelter at hotel and funds for food and clothing.

(From the Norwood Fire Department)


A family's dog is OK after being rescued and and revived by the Norwood Fire Department after a fire broke out at 17 Chapel St., Monday, at 2:56 p.m.

After a force entry into the first floor apartment, firefighters determined no one was home in either of the three apartments in the Colonial style home,  but they did find the dog, who was disorientated from the thick black smoke.  Four people were displaced by the fire and are staying with relatives or friends.

Norwood Fire Investigator Billy Turner determined the cause of the fire to be found a power cord to an old lamp, being used in one of the apartments. Fire Chief Anthony Greeley estimated the damage to be $50,000.

Fire captain Michael Costello was first on the scene and found a heavy, black smoke coming from the left side of the home. Firefighters learned that the home was divided in to three apartments, one on the first floor front to back, one of the second floor front to back and a two second floor front to back. They made a quick interior attack, resulting in a quick knock down of the fire.

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