Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Fire Department put out a structure fire Thursday that did $10,000 in damage to the building of a local business.
Marlborough Firefighters responded to 103 Mechanic Street, Unit E for structure fire shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday. Engine 2 reported smoke showing at the fire on arrival. The box was struck at 2:07 PM, recalling off duty personnel to staff the Department’s reserve Engines, according to a press release from the Fire Department. Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Ladder 2, Rescue 1, Car 2, S-1 and the air unit responded on the initial alarm. The fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished. The fire involved the steel roof decking and covering of the building. The roof decking in the fire area was overhauled to make sure that there was no fire hidden in the voids between the decking and the roofing surfaces. The all out was sounded at…
Fire fighters knocked down a blaze on Mechanic Street today.
Fire fighters knocked down a blaze at 103 Mechanic Street. The damage was estimated at $10,000 according to a release from the fire department. The call went out shortly after 2 p.m. for smoke showing from the building with reports of fire on the roof. The call that the fire had been knocked down went out shortly after 4:40 p.m. Both Assabet Automotive & Business Services and Assabet Construction Services, Inc. are listed as businesses at the address. Check back here for updates on the fire. Receive updates to this story and other breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here
Monday, December 3, 2012
The destruction from a recent house fire is so complete that the true cause of the blaze may never be known.
The destruction from a house fire at 10 LaCouture Ct. is so complete that the cause of the blaze may never be known, according to the State Fire Marshal's Office. It is undetermined after investigation and will remain that way unless some new information should surface," said Jennifer Mieth, a spokesperson for the Fire Marshal, of the fire that displaced at least three residents after tearing through the second floor. "The destruction was so extensive, that a final cause can't be conclusively determined." The fire tore through the home shortly after 5 a.m. on Nov. 8 leaving extensive damage to the second floor. No one was injured in the fire, although one woman was transported to the hospital as a precaution due to smoke inhalation. The …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The investigation into three of Marlborough's six recent structure fires found them to be accidental while three investigations continue.
The investigation into three of Marlborough's six recent structure fires found the cause to be electrical or appliance issues, according to a release from the Fire Department. The fire that occurred on Nov. 2 at 698 Pleasant Street originated in the basement where a dehumidifier had been operating. On further investigation it was learned that the dehumidifier had been recalled by the consumer product safety commission. It was a Gold star dehumidifier manufactured by LG Corporation. It is Model GHD30. If anyone has one of these dehumidifiers they should contact LG at (877) 220-0479. Further information can be found on the consumer product safety commission website. The fire that occurred on Nov. 3 at 468 Elm Street originated in the utility…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The victim in the October house explosion has died.
State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan and Marlborough Fire Chief James Fortin announced Wednesday that the victim of the October 28, 2012 explosion at 15 Grant Circle in Marlborough has died. "One of the key things that will happen now is we will be waiting for a report from the medical examiner'ss office. That will be a part of wrapping up the investigation," said Jennifer Mieth, Public Information Officer for the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The explosion is being investigated by the Marlborough Fire and Police Departments and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Fire officials had previously confirmed that gas was the source of the explosion, although the exact cause had not been determined. The investigation …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Marlborough fire fighters have faced six structure fires in three weeks, while police have been kept busy.
A shed fire Monday night marked the sixth structure fire Marlborough fire fighters have fought in the last three weeks. The fifth came in the form of an early morning trailer fire. None of the fires have resulted in the loss of life. Although property damage has been extensive in some. Police also recently arrested three men that have been linked to at least two break-ins in the city. The investigations are ongoing into the Life Flight Crash on Parmenter Street, the exploding home and the police-involved shooting.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The sixth structure fire in three weeks hit in Marlborough Monday night.
Fire crews responded to their sixth structure fire in three weeks around 10 p.m. Monday night. A 911 call reported a fire at 100 Phelps Street. Engine 1, Engine 3 , Ladder 2, and Rescue 1 responded on the initial alarm. Engine 3, arrived from their station on Boston Post Road and found an 8 b 10 foot storage shed on fire. The fire was extinguished, preventing it from spreading to the nearby mobile home. The fire caused an estimated $1500 worth of damage to the shed and its contents. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Marlborough Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Unit. Anyone with information about this fire should call the Fire Investigation Unit at 508-624-6984 Extension 13.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Marlborough fire fighters responded to their fifth structure fire in three weeks early Monday morning.
Marlborough fire fighters knocked down their fifth structure fire in three weeks as they battled a trailer fire early Monday morning. A 911 call went out at 3:18 a.m., spurring fire fighters from engines 1, 2, 3 tower 1 and rescue 1 to respond to 89 Wagon Hill Road in the Gulbankian Trailer Park. Off duty personnel were called up to staff the Department’s reserve engines. When the crew of engine 3 arrived, they found the resident of the home outside, with heavy smoke coming from the front door. The windows in the fire area were broken by the crew from tower 1, venting the fire, and it was quickly extinguished by the crew from engine 3. No injuries were reported from the fire. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
From fires to attempted murder and a chase through the city following a burglary; it was a busy week for emergency personnel.
It was a busy week all around for police and fire personnel as flames claimed buildings and cars while an attempted murder and car chase prompted police response. A man was charged with attempted murder after allegedly strangling and otherwise attempting to suffocate a woman on Friday, Nov. 2. On Saturday, a passing police cruiser spotted a man running out of a convinience store. He followed the vehicle the man got into, prompting a chase through the city. The man has been charged with armed robbery and police report a knife was found on the passenger seat of the jeep he was driving. For a second week, the Marlborough Fire Department has been kept busy with structure and car fires. It seemed like everything was catching fire this week with…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Two structure fires hit the city over the weekend.
Marlborough firefighters fought two structure fires over the weekend. The first fire broke out at 5:21 p.m. on Friday at 698 Pleasant Street. When the first engine arrived, heavy smoke was visible from the eaves of the building and there was no access to the basement area, according to a release from the fire department. Fire fighters were able to gain entry to the basement area, where the fire was, from the cellar stairs. The fire was quickly extinguished and the last Marlborough fire unit left the home at 6:13 p.m. Two engines, one tower and two rescue cars responded the fire. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here…