Published in the September 14, 2017 edition

NORTH READING — At 2:11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, the North Reading Fire Department (NRFD) received a 9-1-1 transfer call from the North Reading Police (NRPD) followed by an automatic fire alarm reporting a fire in a residence at 4 Mid Iron Drive in The Greens condominium complex off Elm Street.

NRPD reported heavy smoke with fire visible through a window. The duty crew of Captain Rick Nash, Deputy Chief Barry Galvin, and firefighters Vincent Zarella and Chris Hadley arrived on the scene and were able to knock down the fire within 10 minutes, according to a statement released by the Fire Department.

“The recent increase in manpower funded by the ALS program allowed for one firefighter to hold the fire in check through a window while the remaining two firefighters forced entry and searched the residence. All residents made it out of the home prior to arrival of emergency personnel,” Galvin stated.

“One of the residents received burns and smoke inhalation injury while escaping the fire. She was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital by Reading Fire Department paramedics,” he added.

Middleton’s Fire Department also responded with an engine to assist NRFD on scene. Wilmington provided station coverage.

NRPD along with the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office assisted in the investigation. The fire has been determined to be accidental. All units were clear at 6:29 a.m.