Shrewsbury – Four people have been displaced, and two firefighters suffered minor injuries, after an early morning garage fire that officials say was started by the disposal of smoking materials near bags of mulch.
According to Fire Chief James Vuona, the home's residents were awoken by a neighbor who smelled smoke in the area. The cause of the fire was determined to be the outside disposal of smoking materials which ignited bags of mulch stored next to the garage. The fire spread up the side of the garage and into the attic space causing significant damage. The fire was quickly controlled by on duty fire personnel, Vuona said, and did not enter the living space of the home.
Two firefighters sustained minor injuries (a back strain and a nail into a hand). Both were treated at the scene by UMASS medical personnel but did not require transport to the hospital, Vuona said.
Fire Captain Aaron Roy was the officer in charge at the scene.