Marlborough firefighters respond to apartment fire at Maplecrest


Marlborough firefighters respond to apartment fire at Maplecrest
Marlborough firefighters battled an apartment fire at the Maplecrest Apartments on Sept. 24. (Photo/Ron Ayotte)

MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Maplecrest Apartments at 64 Maple Street on Sept. 24.

Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 4, Rescue 1, Tower 1 and Car 5 responded.  Upon arrival, the building had been evacuated.

The box for a working fire was transmitted at 9:16 a.m. The fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the kitchen of an apartment on the second floor, but there was smoke damage to the building.

Engine 1 brought a hose line into the building. Tower 1 personnel placed ground ladders to the balconies and set up the aerial for roof access if needed. Car 3 arrived on scene, along with Hudson Fire Department’s Engine 5 and Hudson Car 1 on the working fire assignment.

Firefighters checked the adjoining areas to make sure the fire had not spread to other units.  Ventilation fans were set up to remove the smoke from the structure. The all out was sounded at 11:15 a.m.

Damage estimates are being assessed.

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