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Firefighters from Both Towns Quell Fire on Roof at 15 Walnut

Firefighters from Hamilton and Wenham were called to 15 Walnut restaurant on Saturday afternoon for a fire on the roof.

Fire crews extinguished a fire on the roof of in Hamilton on Saturday afternoon.

The fire was first reported when a officer and 911 callers reported smoke in the area of 15 Walnut and , across the street, at about 4:30 p.m., according to radio communications by emergency crews.

The ladder truck and the ladder truck were both extended to the two and a half story high roof as firefighters worked at the restaurant, which is part of the Shoppes at Hamilton Crossing. A Lyons ambulance was called and stood by. Neighboring Walnut Road was also closed to traffic while firefighters were on scene.

The fire was in the ventilation system, which was shut down by firefighters.

Electrical Inspector Bob Brown and a representative of the Board of Health were both notified. The impact on the restaurant and the extent of damage were unknown on Saturday night. Check back to Hamilton-Wenham Patch on Sunday for more details.

An engine from Essex and a ladder from Manchester-by-the-Sea covered the Hamilton station while Hamilton fire crews were tied up at the fire.

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