Photo: Mass. firefighters replace bike destroyed by fire
A fire destroyed the teen's house and bike; firefighters took up a collection and got him a new 20-speed bike
MILTON, Mass. — A group of firefighters in Milton went above and beyond the call of duty to help one teen get life back to normal after a fire destroyed his house.
Alex Merrill escaped from the house along with everyone else, but his favorite possession was destroyed.
“We met Alex the night of the house fire at his house, and he asked us to go out back and check on his bicycle, and we found his bike and it was almost completely melted. When we told him he was very upset,” Milton Firefighter Kevin Kelly said.