Thread: Recent fires, Marlborough, MA
02-09-2008, 12:43 PM #1
Recent fires, Marlborough, MA
The firefighters of Marlborough have had a busy week.
On Tuesday, February 5th they responded to the Town of Hudson on a mutual aid assignment for a three alarm fire in a 2 family residential dwelling.
On Wednesday, February 6th, Marlborough Firefighters battled a two alarm fire at 373 Littlefield. Two Engine Companies, a Ladder Company and a Rescue responded to the initial alarm at 3:51 PM. The fire was reported via 911 by two neighborhood residents. Fire Alarm also received numerous 911 calls via cell phone reporting the fire.
The Southborough, Hudson and Sudbury Fire Departments responded with Engine companies to cover the Headquarters station and Station 3. Sudbury responded to the fire on the second alarm, along with Marlborough’s Engine 2.
Engine 3 reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the home upon arrival at 3:54 PM.
One firefighter was injured fighting the fire. He was transported to Marlborough Hospital, treated and released.
The home suffered extensive damages to the second floor. Initial damage estimates are in the $400,000 range.
The incident was terminated at 7:33 PM.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time and is being investigated by the Marlborough Fire Department’s Fire Investigation unit and the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
In the early morning hours of February 9th, Marlborough Firefighters battled a structure fire in the maintenance building of the Meadows Apartment complex. Three Engine Companies, a Ladder Company and a Rescue responded to the initial alarm at 1:00 AM
The Southborough, Hudson and Sudbury Fire Departments provided mutual aid coverage and responded to several other incidents in the City during the fire.
Engine 3 reported that the structure was well involved on arrival. Due to the heavy fire condition and possibility of chemicals in the building, firefighters went to defensive operations right away.
Cold weather, icing conditions and the proximity of the maintenance building to the swimming pool hampered fire operations.
The incident was terminated at 5:59 AM
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time and is being investigated by the Marlborough Fire Department’s Fire Investigation unit and the Office of the State Fire Marshal."The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY
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