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Two-alarm blaze causes extensive damage in Beverly building

Posted by Terri Ogan  August 30, 2013 09:42 AM

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Firefighters from Beverly and surrounding towns on the North Shore battled a two-alarm blaze on Park Street early Friday morning resulting in extensive smoke and water damage, according to officials.

No one was injured.

A call was put in around 2:45 a.m. to the Beverly Fire Department reporting a fire at a machine shop on Park Street that started on the second floor of the building.

With the second alarm, about 10 trucks and 30 firefighters arrived on scene, including assistance from Salem, Danvers, Manchester, Hamilton and Wenham, according to Beverly Capt. Jeff Sirois.

"On arrival we had fire coming through the roof and blowing out one of the windows on the Park Street side [of the building]," Sirois said.

Sirois added that the machine shop endured "extensive damage," but firefighters were able to contain the fire to a quarter of the building.

The cause of the blaze is currently unknown and under investigation.

Terri Ogan can be reached at oganglobe@gmail.com, or follow her on Twitter.

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