UPDATE: Westborough firefighters respond to fire on Brewer Drive, police note vehicle break-ins

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Firefighters gather at the site of a blaze in Westborough this week. (Photo/via Westborough Fire Department)

UPDATE: This article has been updated to include additional information on a series of overnight vehicle break-ins and an injury to a Westborough firefighter.

WESTBOROUGH – Westborough firefighters quickly beat back a fire on the western side of town around 5 a.m. on Thursday.

One firefighter sustained a minor injury. That individual was not hospitalized, though.

The fire department first shared information on the blaze early Thursday morning.

A press release around 11:30 a.m. provided additional information, including news of that minor injury.

The fire specifically took place on Brewer Drive, which is located off Nourse Street near Nourse Farm and the Grafton/Westborough town line.

It broke out in a home that was undergoing renovations.

Firefighters searched the building for occupants but found that no one had been home when the fire started, according to their statement.

Firefighters received automatic aid from Southborough and Northborough as they responded.

Police note cluster of vehicle break-ins

It was a busy night for local first responders, with police noting on Thursday morning that they had responded to multiple vehicle break-ins before joining the fire department at the fire on Brewer Drive.

Their first break-in call of the night came around 1 a.m. from the Fisher Street area of town.

“The suspect fled on foot when he was confronted by the homeowner,” police said.

Officers searched the area with a drone and a K-9 unit. But they could not locate the suspect.

They then found other vehicles in the area that had been broken into, though.

Officers were processing the vehicles for evidence on Thursday morning, according to the police department’s statement.

All this came on a frigid night in town, with temperatures remaining in the low single digits early Thursday morning.

Though the cause of the fire remained unknown as of 11:30 a.m., the first department said the blaze did cause $200,000 in damage.

Firefighters use a ladder truck as smoke billows out of a home on Brewer Drive in Westborough. (Photo/via Westborough Fire Department)