Marlborough Fire Dept. responds to blaze at auto repair shop
Marlborough Firefighters responded to 103 Mechanic Street, Unit E for a report of a structure fire. Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Ladder 2, Rescue 1, Car 2, S-1 and the air unit responded on the initial alarm.
Engine 2 reported smoke showing; the box was struck at 2:07 PM, recalling off duty personnel to staff the Department’s reserve Engines. The Sudbury Fire Department sent an Engine company to cover Station 3 as mutual aid. They responded to a medical emergency at New Horizons during the fire.
103 Mechanic Street is an automotive repair complex, with many different automotive businesses. 103 E Mechanic Street is occupied by Liberty Auto Repair.
The fire involved the steel roof decking and covering.
The fire was quickly brought under control and extinguished. 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 3:21 PM.
The Marlborough Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Unit determined the cause of the fire to be the stove pipe coming from the unit’s waste oil heater being too close to the roof decking, igniting it. Damages to the structure were estimated at $10,000.
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