Pre-Dawn Fire Strikes Williams Street Home

Malden firefighters reported flames through the roof of the home at 2:20 a.m. this morning, with heavy fire in the attic.

At least a two-alarm fire struck a Williams Street home in the early morning hours on Sunday.

reported a working fire at 118 Williams St. around 2:20 a.m., according to alerts from the Breaking News Network (BNN) service, with fire through the roof of a two-and-a-half story woodframe home.

Firefighters struck a second alarm around 2:40 a.m. for the blaze, according to BNN, reporting heavy fire in the attic and access problems to the home, located at the end of a dead end street.

Additional details from the Malden Fire Department were not immediately available on Sunday morning. Check back for updates to this story.

Mary Murphy September 03, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Another house fire minutes from the CLOSED and not replaced Maplewood fire station.....what a shame.
Joe Gray September 03, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Mary Murphy September 03, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Harold, Tell that to the people that were getting ready to move in...
J.longbow September 03, 2012 at 07:47 PM
any FD comment. I saw on the news 4 firemen got hurt, Hope they're OK.
Daniel DeMaina (Editor) September 03, 2012 at 09:53 PM
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Mr Iamnottheteacher September 04, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Is the Mayor aware that these fires are so bad because the station is closed?
Michael Victor September 04, 2012 at 05:04 AM
lets see house is empty but somehow goes on fire at 2 am in morning. Very suspicious. Pretty sure this fire being bad had zero to do with the proximity of the fire station. Just a guess on this one.
Howard the Duck September 04, 2012 at 02:37 PM
The nearest fire engine being in Malden Sq. certainly didn't help matters whether the fire was accidental or set..eh Michael???
Mary Murphy September 04, 2012 at 03:38 PM
The Mayor does not care about us folks in Maplewood, if he did, he wouldve secured some land and started to build us a fire station.
michele barbaro September 05, 2012 at 06:05 PM
i live on Rudolf st the house that burned down is directly behind me the mayor has got to do something about the parking up here on Williams street i have alway's said that if the fire dept has to get up here the time they spend just trying to get around the cars could cost people there lives.
Ken Howard September 05, 2012 at 06:23 PM
I really people would get the facts before they complain and make accusations. I’ve read, right here on Patch, and in many other places that the Mayor of Malden does care about the fact that we have no Maplewood firehouse. But, he cannot just go buy land and start building as Mary suggests. The Mayor has stated numerous times that building a new firehouse is a Capital Expenditure. In the City of Malden Capital Expenditure projects are discussed in the Fall. And a new Maplewood firehouse is on his list. We can only hope the City Council agrees with him. For full disclosure I don’t know the Mayor or his staff. I’m simply a Ward 6 resident who lives a couple of blocks from the closed firehouse. I worry about this neighborhood every time I hear the word fire.
Mary Murphy September 05, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Mr Howard, Maplewood has been waiting over 60 years for a new fire station. Mr Mayor had the "teen" center signed sealed and delivered in record time. The fifth fire station building commitee has had how many meetings? Rumor has it, its been disolved, again. The Mayor can and will do whatever he wants when he's good and ready to do it. If he has a personal problem with the fire union than they both need to get over it and build us a new replacement fire station, NOW! The ball is in the Mayors court, lets see what he does with it! Until then man the buckets. Good day!


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