Quincy Fire Department responds to Vermont Street fire


QUINCY — The Quincy Fire Department responded to a call at about 5 p.m. Tuesday for a fire on the second floor of a mixed-use building in the 1100 block of Vermont.

The building at 1131 ½ Vermont was commercial with a residential apartment on the second floor and built with block walls and wood truss roof.

Upon arrival, QFD was told there may be occupants inside, as the upstairs apartment was occupied. Engine Company #2 parked on Vermont and pulled a line to the building, attacking the fire from the outside and then made entry into the building and made their way to the upstairs apartment to perform a

Engine Company #4 then arrived and set up in the alley north of the building. They entered with a second hose and attic hooks. Crews then proceeded to extinguish the fire on the second floor while opening up the attic space and fight fire in that area.

Engine Company #6 laid a supply line from 12th and Vermont and Engine Company #5
provided rapid intervention and safety backup. The Quincy Fire Department had 15 members in total on the scene.

No occupants were found inside the building and neighbors contacted the residents who returned. The family will be displaced and are staying with family and friends.

There were no injuries at the scene.

The fire was contained to the south end of the building in the apartment and attic space.

QFD investigators found the cause to be accidental.

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