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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Fire Rages On At 85 Barchester Way
While Westfield firefighters were providing mutual aid in a neighboring town (smoke condition in Springfield) a fire broke out at 85 Barchester. At approximately 2:04 pm, a general alarm was broadcast for all volunteers and all Westfield platoons to respond to 85 Barchester Way to assist. Fire Control to command on scene relayed a message from Westfield fire chief Dan Kelly to "Do what you need to do." Firefighters continue to battle the structure fire. It took approximately 13 minutes before the first fire hose was pulled through the front door. Firefighters are in a defensive mode meaning that the structure continues to burn.