Everett,  January 12 2018

Everett Fire Department bravely battles Hillside Ave. fire

City of Everett provides support to residents through Fire Victims Fund

Everett firefighters battle a two-alarm fire on Hillside Ave. in Everett on Monday afternoon. Two people were rescued from the blaze. (Advocate photos by Michael Layhe)

This past week, the City of Everett witnessed a severe fire on Hillside Avenue. Flames engulfed the house and caused severe damage to the interior and exterior. Fortunately, the residents were safe and accounted for.

Mayor Carlo DeMaria stated, “I want to applaud and thank our fire department and the surrounding community fire departments for their brave and hard work. These men and women are true heroes and risked their lives to save both residents and the house.”

The City of Everett, as part of the Mayor’s Fire Victims Fund, will provide residents with support for those who have been displaced from their Hillside Avenue residence. It is reported that six adults have been displaced. The Mayor’s Office has also worked with the Red Cross to assist with finding housing, as well as other essentials.

Established in 2009 by Mayor DeMaria, the Fire Victims Fund provides a method for the City of Everett, its residents and business community to contribute to any victims of fire-related tragedies. Since its inception, the City of Everett has helped hundreds of individuals through devastating fires. Through generous contributions and donations from community members, the City of Everett is able to donate approximately $250 to each person in need.

Mayor DeMaria stated, “It is important that we continue our generous contributions and help our fellow residents of Hillside Ave.”

For more information on the Fire Victims Fund and to donate to this important cause, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 617-394-2270.

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