MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 237 Sudbury Street. The box was struck at 5:35 p.m. Nov. 14.
Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 4, Engine 5, Tower 1, Squad 1, Car 5, Car 2 and Car 3 responded as well as an engine from Hudson on the working fire assignment. Patriot EMS had an ambulance on the scene standing by.
There was heavy fire showing when the firefighters arrived.
Fire crews did a quick search, brought in hose lines and opened up the roof and windows to ventilate the structure. The fire was knocked down and overhauling operations began, including opening the walls and ceilings to search for fire in the void spaces.
Firefighters found one of the family’s cats alive. Unfortunately, two others did not survive and another was missing. The Red Cross was called to assist the family.
The box was recalled at 9:34 p.m.
The cause of the is under investigation. Damage estimates were unavailable.