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Peabody Fire Douses One-Alarm Blaze in Basement of Home

Firefighters were forced to evacuate the basement of the West Peabody home at one point when the ceiling collapsed, but no one was injured and the fire was shortly under control.

Peabody firefighters responded to a one-alarm house fire at 12 Helen Dr. Friday afternoon.

The fire was first reported at approximately 3 p.m. and was located in the basement of the home, according to scanner reports.

At one point, firefighters were ordered out of the basement as the ceiling collapsed, but the situation was under control about 15 minutes after crews arrived at the scene. No one was trapped inside.

Crews spent several minutes venting the home after the fire was knocked down. An ambulance was on scene, but no civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.

Salem, Lynn and Lynnfield engines provided station coverage for Peabody crews. Peabody engines 1, 3, 4 and 7 responded to the fire, along with Tower 1.

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