Marlborough firefighters battle early evening fire


By Ron Ayotte, Contributing writer

Marlborough firefighters battle early evening fire
Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Gogan surveys the scene of a fire, May 12. (Photo/Ron Ayotte)

MARLBOROUGH – Firefighters made a quick knockdown of a structure fire at 113 Washington Street in Marlborough in the early evening hours of May 12.

Engine 1, Tower 1, Rescue 1 and Engine 4 responded, at 6:04 PM, along with Car 2 and Car 5.

Engine 1 found a heavy fire condition in the apartment on the first floor. Firefighters Matt Vickery and Mike Cizek brought in a hoseline from Engine 1.

“It was very hot in the apartment,” they said.

An aggressive interior fire attack kept the fire from spreading to the rest of the structure, but the house had extensive smoke and heat damage.

Marlborough Police Officer Borden Wicks stated that he had just ridden by the house 10 minutes before the fire while on a bicycle patrol. He saw nothing out of the ordinary.

Two families were displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the MFD’s Fire Investigation Unit.

The all out was sounded at 8:27 PM.

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