Firefighters Cut Down 6 Alarm Fire on West Main Street

The Marlborough Fire Department and five other area departments spent Monday morning battling a fire in a West Main Street condominium.

The , along with firefighters from a half-dozen other Metrowest communities spent Monday morning battling a large fire that threatened to consume much of a West Main Street condominium. 

Sometime after 9 a.m. residents of 271 Main St. said they could hear a scream in the hallways telling everyone to get out of the building. 

"I don't know what caused the fire, I just know that I had to rush to get some clothes on and get out of the building," said one resident. 

After arriving on scene, firefighters entered the building with chainsaws to ventilate the fire and allow the use of fire hoses. Eventually the blaze broke through the ceiling of the building and fire crews unleashed multiple fire hoses on the blaze. 

Fire officials were unavailable to comment as of this post due to the fact that the fire is an ongoing incident. At the time of this post, the fire command center set up across the street from the fire, ordered that all firefighters evacuate the building, due to extremely unsafe conditions. 

Traffic surrounding the area of West Main Street at Williams Street was completely shut down Monday morning.

All power to the area was cut by National Grid around 11 a.m.

Framingham, Hudson, Southborough, Northborough, Wayland and Westborough fire departments all responded to the scene. 

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Susan Manning April 23, 2012 at 04:42 PM
anthony: Please keep us posted on your situation. We're definitely sending positive thoughts you way, as well as to those who live in the building where the fire was.
Peg April 23, 2012 at 05:26 PM
My friend's son and daughter-in-law live there. She was home and able to get their dogs and cat out and that's it.
Paul Bishop April 23, 2012 at 05:33 PM
As I was leaving, Chief Fortin was telling reporters that one tenant had been taken to the hospital for reasons he wasn't immediately aware of. I'll post some photos and video in a little bit.
Sandy Quadros Bowles April 23, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Excellent coverage Josh!
MaryJo Kurtz April 23, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Thoughts and prayers to all involved. Excellent coverage, Josh.


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