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. 

Check back with Marlborough Patch for updates on this story as it develops. 

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The Vin Bin April 23, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Thank you Marlborough Patch for such quick, breaking news coverage. We haven't had a news source like this in years. Keep up the good work!!
JKG April 23, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Josh - or anyone - if you find out about any donation collections for these residents, can you please let us know? I'm sure some will need clothing, household items, etc.
Bonita Dover April 23, 2012 at 03:38 PM
If theres anything we can do to help please let us know, its a shame when this happens..
Suzanne April 23, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Yes, thank you for the quick coverage and photos.
Suzanne April 23, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Is everybody safe, do you know?
Me April 23, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Scary!! I hope everyone got out safely & the firefighters are all ok.
Me April 23, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Suzanne, My daughter is stuck there in traffic and she talked to someone (firefighter?) who said everyone is ok. It's 3rd hand info but hopefully it's correct.
Valerie Eno April 23, 2012 at 04:24 PM
MW Daily News reported: "Police Chief Mark Leonard said all tenants made it out of the building safely. Firefighters rescued a dog from a unit, said a reporter."
Josh Gray April 23, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Yes, to the best of my knowledge everyone is safe and Red Cross is setting up at 250 Main Street to aid residents. More to come.
anthony April 23, 2012 at 04:36 PM
I am a avid commentator on Marlborough patch. I reside in Building "B" and it seems everyone is ok. I have not been back to my building since 7am this morning but since my windows are open that there will be extensive smoke damage.I am not sure how far the fire spread into the other units and buiuldings but I couldnt bare to watch and went back to work after 2 hours. My heart goes out to the families who lost precious items, clothes, valuables...etc...If I hear of a donation center set up I will try to keep everyone posted.
Neil Licht April 23, 2012 at 04:38 PM
We heard the many sirens and checked the Patch. I agree, the immediacy of your breaking news is fantastic. Thanks NDL Marlborough
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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