Kelly and I awoke to the smell of smoke, especially when I opened the back door to let the dogs out into the yard. Turns out there was a major fire near the Somerville/Cambridge line on the other side of Inman Square. The fire was on Calvin Street. It got up to seven alarms. I hope no one was hurt.
I looked at a map to figure out where the fire was and thought “wait, weren’t there some other fires in that neighborhood recently?” It turns out that for once my memory was right. In fact, one morning a couple of weeks ago two fires broke out at almost the same time, just a few blocks apart: one on Lewis and one on Dane. That alone seems fishy, but now this huge fire happens, and in the same part of Somerville. What are the odds that three fires would break out in two weeks in the same neighborhood? I mean, these three fires are literally within a couple hundred yards of each other. Am I nuts or does this seem a little fishy? I mean, we have friends who live in this neighborhood. I am just wondering if they need to worry about someone sneaking around in the wee hours setting fires or something. I hope that arson is not the problem, but it sure seems like a possibility.