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Fall River Fire Department and EMS respond to Christmas Day fire at residence in frigid conditions



The Fall River Fire Department and EMS responded to a morning fire on Christmas Day.

According to scanner transmissions, a call came in just after 8:15 a.m. for an attic fire at 396 Whipple Street. Dispatch stated that a man at the home attempted to fight the fire himself.

Upon arrival, firefighters encountered smoldering insulation in the attic.

Everyone was evacuated from the residence.

Wind chill temperatures were in the single digits at the time of the fire.

A building inspector and arson investigator responded to the scene.

At least one person was evaluated by personnel.

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