House fire rescue hampered by lack of water
Crews had to bring water to the blaze because the town did not have a hydrant or water system
By Elaine Thompson
Telegram & Gazette
BOYLSTON, Mass. — Walter Karpowski said he and a friend had been in his home at his computer for 20 minutes after returning from having lunch when they thought they smelled smoke outside.
Suddenly, the fire alarms in his house went off, and the phone rang with a call from the alarm company telling him the water alarm in his basement had just gone off. He didn't find any water in his basement, but when he looked outside, he saw smoke filling the nearby woods. He said he grabbed the phone and called 911.
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