Marlborough garage burns, marks second local fire in six days


By Ron Ayotte, Contributing Writer

Fire roars out of the partially collapsed metal roof of a Marlborough garage that caught fire, Saturday afternoon. (Submitted photo)

Marlborough – A late-afternoon fire tore through a detached garage in the western part of town near the Advanced Math and Science Academy, March 13.

A first alarm called crews to the scene at 276 Williams Street at 4:50pm. As those firefighters arrived, though, they reportedly found part of the building’s metal roof had already collapsed. That prompted first responders to avoid any “interior fire operations” out of concern for firefighter safety.

This garage stood approximately 150 feet long and 50 feet wide. First responders later said they found a car and storage inside, in addition to a furniture refinishing shop in the rear of the building.

The entire structure has since suffered extensive damage.

Fire crews run hoses and stake a defensive position against a dangerous fire that had already collapsed part of the roof of a Marlborough garage when firefighters arrived on scene, Saturday. (Submitted photo)

During this fight, crews requested a response from city Code Enforcement and summoned National Grid to shut down power to the burning building. The Hudson and Northborough Fire Departments also responded when dispatchers struck a second alarm.

Crews on hand declared the fire “all out” at 8:26 PM.

All this did leave one firefighter with an unknown minor injury. He was transported to Marlborough Hospital for treatment.

This fire follows a separate incident, March 8, that saw a home just off Main St go up in flames. Another local firefighter ended up in the hospital, that night, after slipping on ice during what was a prolonged response.