MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough Fire Department responded to a fire at the Heights at Marlborough apartment complex at 38 Briarwood Lane on Sept. 19.
The box was struck at 6:59 p.m.
Engine 4, Engine 1, Engine 3, Rescue 1, Tower 1 and Car 5 responded on the initial report of the working fire, Patriot EMS also had an ambulance on scene.
When they arrived, the building’s fire alarm had been activated. The crews reported heavy smoke in the hallway, and fire was showing from a unit on the second floor. There were a couple of people trapped on their balcony who could not escape because of the smoke. Tower 1 raised their aerial to the balcony and took the people down to ground.
Car 2 arrived on scene, and Southborough Engine 22 came to the fire on the working fire assignment.
The fire was contained to the unit of origin, but there was smoke damage in the building. The Fire Investigation Unit was requested to the scene.
Damage estimates are being assessed.