Eric Smith, Fire Chief
8 School St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
For Immediate Release
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Gloucester Fire Department Extinguishes House Fire
GLOUCESTER — Chief Eric Smith reports that the Gloucester Fire Department quelled a one-alarm house fire this morning.
Firefighters were able to quickly put out the blaze in the multi-family home and cleared the scene around 6:30 a.m.
Six residents were home at the time, and exited the residence prior to the Fire Department’s arrival. One male resident was treated on scene for smoke inhalation. No one was injured and the residents were able to return home.
Gloucester Fire officials believe the cause of the fire to be careless disposal of smoking material and estimate the damage to be no more than $10,000.
“Thankfully, no one was injured during this incident and we were able to swiftly knock down the fire,” Chief Smith said. “We remind residents to always properly dispose of smoking materials inside and outside of their homes.”