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Posted on: January 6, 2022

WFR responds to Smoke filled Apartment Building


Watertown Fire Units responded to Apartment Building at 18 - 4th Ave. SE when 911caller advised dispatch that there was a fire in the building. When Units arrived the building was filling with smoke and tenants were all outside.  After crews made entry and made a search of the building, it was discovered that a sump pump in the basement was malfunctioning, overheating and creating the smoke.  The sump pump was unplugged and the building was then systematically ventilated so tenants could return to there living quarters.  All units cleared scene.

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