The Massachusetts fire marshal’s office, Marblehead police Detective Sean Brady and Marblehead fire investigator Lt. Charles Cerrutti are investigating the fire together, Porter said.
Roger Baker of Rehab Five, a volunteer Essex County firefighter support organization, provided water for firefighters as they came out of the home, Porter said.
Baker was “a welcome sight” and much appreciated, Porter said.
Crews from Nahant and Peabody provided station coverage in Marblehead yesterday morning, while town crews were on McKinley Road. Capt. Elizabeth Wilson was commander of yesterday’s fire scene, Porter said.
The home and 0.23 acres at 15 McKinley were assessed by the town for $798,400 this year.
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