Chief John F. Sullivan reports that the Brookline Fire Department and its mutual aid partners extinguished a three-alarm fire at a residence on Beaconsfield Road on Saturday morning.
Brookline firefighters responded to 911 call on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at about 08:57 a.m. at 52-54 Beaconsfield Road. First-responding companies discovered smoke and heavy fire coming from the roof of a two-story, wood-frame, multi-unit home. The four occupants had evacuated unharmed.
Firefighters launched an aggressive interior attack and vented multiple holes in the roof. A second alarm was declared to bring mutual aid to the scene. A third alarm also was called to bring additional resources to the scene due to the cold weather.
The fire was declared under control by about 10:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.
“The responding crews did an excellent job controlling and knocking the fire down under very cold and windy conditions,” Chief Sullivan said. “Their training and professionalism prevented a far worse outcome.”
The residence sustained heavy fire damage on second and third floors, and water damage on the first floor. A Brookline Building Inspector and the Plumbing and Gas Fitting Inspector are evaluating the structure. The four occupants are making alternate living arrangements with family and friends.
The fire remains under investigation by the Brookline Fire Investigation Unit, but the cause does not appear to be suspicious at this time.
Chief Sullivan and the Brookline Fire Department thank mutual aid partners from the Boston, Cambridge, and Newton Fire Departments for their swift response, and the Brookline Police Department for its assistance at the scene.