Congratulations to the Somerville Fire Department for arriving at the scene of a two-alarm fire of a burning factory during this morning’s waking hours.
Donning some clothes and taking my camera, I joined area residents outside and watched as several engines, ladders, and towers surrounded the burning roof. Within minutes, acrid, brown smoke filled the air as water attacked the flames.
About an hour after the fire trucks arrived on scene, the media arrived in the form of cameramen from WHDH and WBZ. From my location, I didn’t see any WCVB or FOX guys. There may have also been local press, but I didn’t see anyone taking notes.
Postscript: The Somerville Journal has exclusive photos of the scene, as I wasn’t allowed to walk so close.