Barrington firefighters called to house fire


The Barrington Fire Department was busy battling a house fire at 20 Bullock Ave. on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 16.

The fire was called in at about noon, and appeared to have started in a bedroom. By 12:45, police officers who responded earlier to the scene for a 911 hangup call had knocked down the blaze. Firefighters were dragging smoldering furniture into the front yard. A window

toward the northeast corner of the house had been ripped out and firefighters could be seen inside that section of the house.

Firefighters were also treating someone at the scene. At about 12:50, emergency medical technicians wheeled a person on a stretcher into a waiting ambulance.

Barrington firefighters fought an intense blaze less than a week ago in a different Sowams area neighborhood. On Friday, Jan. 10, the home at 41 Colonial Ave. was destroyed by fire. Colonial Avenue runs east off Sowams Road. Bullock Avenue also runs east off Sowams Road, but about a half-mile north.


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