Somerville father knocked out at Fisk Ave. fire

On September 7, 2010, in Latest News, by The News Staff

A Somerville father was knocked out by a water hose at the scene of a Fisk Avenue fire last night. ~Photo by Bobbie Toner

By George P. Hassett

A 49-year-old Somerville father was knocked unconscious by a street cleaning sign at the scene of a two alarm fire last night.

Baljit Singh, of 38 Fisk Ave., was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital after a water hose split in half and broke a street sign, a chain link fence and a street cleaning sign at the scene of the fire at 12 Fisk Ave at 11:29 p.m.

City Hall spokesman Michael Meehan said the head of the fire hose snapped off. Sing, a father of two, suffered head trauma. “Our hope is that it turns out to be nothing more than a concussion,” Meehan said.

The fire caused $300,000 in damage to the home and displaced three residents, said Fire Chief Kevin Kelleher. A family cat died in the fire, he said.

Kelleher said fire investigators believe it may have started in electrical work in the home and was accidental.

 

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