Monday, June 10, 2013
A basement fire reportedly caused $100,000 in damage.
A two alarm fire tore through a single family home at 33 Bowstring Way in the early hours of Monday morning. The fire started before 6:30 a.m., causing extensive damage in the basement area with damages to the structure and contents are estimated at $75,000 to $100,000, said Deputy Fire Chief Ron Ayotte. The fire department received a 911 call from the resident of the home stating that the basement was full of smoke. When Engine 3 — the first truck — arrived, they reported that there was heavy smoke showing and requested the box be struck causing Engine 2 to respond to the fire as the rapid intervention team and Car 1 responded. Off duty personnel were recalled on the box to staff the Marlborough Fire Department’s reserve engines. In total…
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
There were no injuries and minor damage to a building hit by a fire Monday night.
A local business that was struck by a fire Monday night is open for business Tuesday. A fire that hit Fran and Sons Automotive at 311 Maple Street Monday night around 6:15 p.m. left the building with little damage and caused no injuries, according to fire officials. Fire personnel responded to the scene and wrapped up the fire in 15 minutes, said Marlborough Fire Deputy Chief Stanley Clement. There was some very minor building damage but the structure is inhabitable and open for business today. Officials from the Marlborough Fire Department are investigating the cause of the fire.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Fires broke out minutes apart.
Two fires broke out in Marlborough around 6:15 p.m. Monday. Smoke was reported coming from a commercial building at 311 Maple St. Two lines were run as the fire began, according to scanner reports. At the same time on Walnut St., firefighters were on scene stretching a hose out, according to scanner chatter, with reports adding the engine needed the box to be struck.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Police and fire personnel responded to multiple calls this week.
The Marlborough Police and Fire Departments responded to multiple calls this week, with a fire and an incident that left one police officer injured. The fire department responded in force to a balcony fire at the Marlborough Court Condominiums Wednesday night. The fire was able to be contained to the balcony of one unit, although that condo unit had to be evacuated due to smoke and water damage. The cause of the fire was under investigation. A man wanted on a warrant for not registering as a sex offender resisted arrest last weekend. As he was being walked out to a police car, he smashed his own head into a glass door and then headbutted a police officer in the face before being subdued with pepper spray. The officer who was headbutted was…
Friday, April 5, 2013
City officials are keeping condo owners from rebuilding homes they are paying mortgages and fees on a year after a six-alarm fire.
City officials have said that the Lake Williams Condominiums on West Main Street that were destroyed in a fire cannot be rebuilt due to a zoning issue dating back to when the condominiums were built. Much of the condominium was destroyed in an early-morning blaze on April 23, 2012 that called six addditional fire departments to the scene. The building commissioner recently concluded that there were two buildings on the property at 271-277 West Main Street in contrast to the building permit that was issued in 1969 for the structure, according to a press release sent out ahead of a tour of the site by local legislators. Because of the two building distinction, over 75 percent of the structure was lost. According to the city, the insurance …
Friday, February 8, 2013
No chemical reaction was involved in the Dow Chemical Plant fire last week.
Moisture in a light fixture is to blame for a reported $100,000 fire at Dow Chemical Plant last Friday. “Any fire is a concern obviously," said Paul Connor, the Director of Environmental Health and Safety for Dow Electronic Materials which is part of Dow Chemical Company. "There was never any chemistry involved in this particular incident." The fire in a light fixture triggered a sprinkler, although fire officials responded to the scene as well, he said. When asked bluntly whether the operations at the company should be of any concern to residents, Connor responded with a straightforward statement. “I live in the city myself,” he said. "We have a long, long history of a very safe operation and sound environmental performance and we bill …
Friday, February 1, 2013
A fire early Thursday morning has caused an estimated $100,000 in damage at a Dow Chemical plant on Forest Street in Marlborough.
It was an early morning fire that set off the sprinkler system at the Dow Chemical plant at 455 Forest Street combining with a fire to cause an estimated $100,000 in damage, according to fire officials. The report came in at 7:45 a.m. for a faulty ductwork smoke detector and then the sprinkler system activated, according to a press release from the Marlborough Fire Department. The fire was the first of two put out by firefighters yesterday, with the second occuring at Strange Brew. Firefighters confirmed the fire after arriving on the scene. Off duty and additional firefighters were called to the scene. The fire was able to be put out and the sprinklers shut off. Firefighters checked the building for any lingering fire before clearing the …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The owner of Brasilerinho below the MacDonald Hotel was evacuated quickly by fire fighter who he credits with a very quick response.
He smelled smoke but did not know the danger until Marlborough Firefighters ushered him outside, said the owner of Brasilerinho located below the MacDonald Hotel which caught fire earlier today. "We felt a strong smell like something was burning," said Jardel Fernandez who owns Brasilerinho located below the rooming house on Main St. Firefighters ushered him out of his business shortly after he first smelled the smoke. "They were very fast," he said. Although he did not see fire in his own business, he could clearly see it in the first floor of the hotel. "The fire was really high already," said Fernandez of the flames in the hotel office. He was uninjured and waiting across the street to examine the damage to his business. He has not been…
The fire broke out after 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Update: Passing firefighters jumped to action today when they spotted a fire in the basement of the MacDonald Hotel around 10:30 a.m. "They were headed somewhere else and they saw some fire," said Fire Chief James Fortin of the two alarm fire which shut down Main Street and was extinguished shortly after 11 a.m. Everyone from the building was evacuated before any call was made reporting the fire at the rooming house, located at 276 Main St. A local business owner was among those evacuated and spoke to Patch at the scene of the fire. "Everybody got out," said Chief Fortin who explained they were in the building of 240 Main Street to stay warm. The chief could not confirm earlier reports that a person had been taken to the hospital by …
Monday, November 12, 2012
From the information you need about Veterans Day to free public transportation thanks to Food for Fare; we have what you need to know today.
1. The aftermath of an accident can mean multiple surgeries and months of recovery. Following the recent accident on Parmenter Street that sent one many to the hispital by helicopter, a family friend has started a fund to help support the family. 2. Many of us have amazing stories of family members who are veterans. We are asking you to share them today as a tribute to men and women who have served their country. The weekly roundup of the emergency events from last week was a long one. Odds are if you missed one day of coverage last week you missed a report of some emergency activity. With attempted murder, a car chase and multiple fires both police and fire were very busy last week. 4. Taking public transit in the next two days? You can …