Update: 59th/Charlestown callout was “small deck fire,” out now

(photo from Cathy Woo, added 6:59 am)
Big callout for “fire in single-family residence” at 59th/Charlestown (map). En route to see what’s happening. 6:46 AM UPDATE: Nothing on the scanner; we’re close to the area and not seeing smoke. Should know shortly what the call is/was about. 6:50 AM UPDATE: At the scene, we’ve learned it was a “small deck fire” — out now. When a fire’s reported at a residence, big or small, there’s always a big initial callout just in case, but almost all of it’s been called off here. Thanks to the many people who e-mailed/texted/called with word of/questions about all the sirens.

9 Replies to "Update: 59th/Charlestown callout was "small deck fire," out now"

  • Aa June 2, 2009 (6:39 am)

    Was wondering why the helicopter at 6:20, sirens at 6:23?

  • carraig na splinkeen June 2, 2009 (6:48 am)

    ditto on the sirens–was the helicopter for this, too?

  • WSB June 2, 2009 (6:56 am)

    Since at least two TV stations have choppers up during the morning newscast for traffic, I would wager they diverted to check this out in case it turned out to be anything big .. TR

  • Robert June 2, 2009 (8:24 am)

    Car Chases and smokey fires make a TV news director’s heart pitter patter!

  • 14jules June 2, 2009 (8:56 am)

    We had a small deck fire a few weeks ago but ours occurred at 4:30 in the morning. Thankfully the fire trucks showed up WITHOUT the sirens. According to the firemen this is pretty common as the weather gets better. In our case coals left in the bbq were not quite out and slowly burned through the night until they started our deck on fire eventually. Pretty scary!

  • gordon June 2, 2009 (10:25 am)

    Don’t forget the dog bowls :)


  • KBear June 2, 2009 (11:37 am)

    Couldn’t they just send one small fire truck with the siren off to check it out first, and then only send more trucks with the sirens blaring if needed? Oh, wait. I think we’ve already covered that! Sorry!

  • homesweethome June 2, 2009 (12:44 pm)

    I still don’t get the issue with sirens…they are for everyone’s safety including those responding to the emergency. And since this is the city, its not like its ever actually quiet – unless, did I wake up in Carnation?

  • noreaster June 2, 2009 (4:42 pm)

    During my college years spent in Boston I quickly learned they respond to all calls with the electric siren on during the entire response, traffic or not, intersection or not, people or not, 24hrs a day. The mechanical siren seemed to be an optional addition…

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