Marlborough Fire Dept. responds to multi-car fire, bus accident
Marlborough Firefighters were kept busy on Monday, November 5th with vehicle fires and a bus accident on Route 85 near the Hudson Line.
In at 1:25 AM of November 5th, Engine 3 was dispatched to a reported outside fire at the Meadows at Marlborough apartment complex on Broadmeadow Road. Engine 3 reported two cars fully involved and extending to a third vehicle. The Lieutenant of Engine 3 had Fire Alarm fill out the assignment with Engine 1, Ladder 2 and Rescue 1 due to the size of the fire and potential to spread to other vehicles besides those already involved.
A 200 Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan and a 2005 Toyota Highlander SUV were destroyed in the fire. The third vehicle involved, a 2001 Chevrolet Corvette convertible suffered some damage. Marlborough Fire crews remained on scene until 3:33 AM.
The cause of the car fires are undetermined at this time and are under investigation. Anyone with information about the car fires should contact the Marlborough Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Unit at 508-624-6984 extension 13.
At 4:58 PM, Fire Alarm received 911 calls reporting an accident involving a school bus.
Engine 1, Rescue 1 and Car 2 were dispatched to the initial alarm, Engine 2 was special called to the scene for manpower. Two ambulances from Patriot EMS were requested A school bus owned by NRT had collided with a Ford Explorer SUV. Both the bus and the Explorer were heavily damaged. The passengers on the bus, the driver and her daughter were uninjured, as was the driver of the Explorer. There were 2 injuries in the SUV, one serious, one minor. The passenger in the front seat was transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester; the passenger with minor injuries was transported to Marlborough Hospital.
There was also a hazardous condition at the scene from oil and coolant from the damaged vehicles leaking onto the roadway. Tower 1 was special called to the scene to drop off Speedy Dry absorbent to contain and mitigate the spill. All units cleared the scene by 6:15 PM. Route 85 was shut down for a considerable amount of time for accident reconstruction and for the vehicles to be towed from the scene.
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