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  • Extinguisher prompts fire response

  • Firefighters evacuated downtown's New Medford Apartments for about 30 minutes Monday night while they searched for the source of apparent light smoke that turned out to be discharge from a fire extinguisher, authorities said.
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  • Firefighters evacuated downtown's New Medford Apartments for about 30 minutes Monday night while they searched for the source of apparent light smoke that turned out to be discharge from a fire extinguisher, authorities said.
    The apparent smoke was discovered on the third floor of the six-floor apartment building and former Medford Hotel on the 400 block of West Main Street, Medford Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Ken Goodson said at the scene.
    Crews then went door to door while five engines stood by, Goodson says.
    Residents milled about on the street, where no signs of smoke or flames could be seen. One engine blocked the middle lane of West Main Street during the inspection.
    Inspectors determined that someone shot off a fire extinguisher that created a dust cloud that looked like smoke, Goodson says. Residents returned to their apartments around 8 p.m.
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