These audio files are from tapes that were used in a voice activated recorder. Prior to Somerville Fire going to a UHF frequency, they operated without a repeater. Therefore some of the radio traffic was not picked by the voice activated recorder. These and future files have also been edited to remove some of the dead air that would take up alot of time. These files reflect the busiest time on the Somerville Fire Department for fires.
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This 4 Alarm fire took place at # 387 Somerville Avenue in 1986 with extention to the surrounding buildings. While this fire was being fought, another fire broke out on Highland Avenue in the apartment building next to Engine 7's quarters.