Video: North Attleborough 3 Alarm Fire. Fire Chief Peter Lamb Collapses on Scene

North Attleborough, MA aka North Attleboro, MA

North Attleborough firefighters were busy battling a 3 alarm fire at a historic home on South Washington Street today.

Fire Chief Peter Lamb collapsed on scene and was transported to the hospital.

This report says the the Fire Chief was hospitalized for a flu virus or stomach bug.

Chief Pete Lamb also has a web site at It hasn’t been updated for a while though.

Chief Lamb was recently in the news after he got a bad midyear review by a fire commissioner. Apparently, Chief Lamb did not inform town officials that he planned on running for the board of selectmen. Read that story here.

Fire Chief Peter Lamb is steamed over a midyear review in which a fire commissioner deducted points for the chief’s failure to inform town officials he planned to run for the board of selectmen.

North Attleboro Chief Peter Lamb is placed on a stretcher after collapsing at a fire on South Washington Street. (source)

Firefighters responded to the home, located at 168 South Washington St., at around 2:45 p.m. to find heavy smoke in the basement and the first floor. It is not clear whether anyone was home when the fire occurred.

Smoke continued to billow from the house as firefighters were given an evacuation order at around 3:30 p.m. Firefighters chopped holes in the roof to vent the smoke as they continued to fight the blaze.