Fire in Hudson scorches DPW garage, snowplows

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Fire in Hudson scorches DPW garage, snowplows
Three snowplows were damaged in a fire at the Hudson DPW garage on Municipal Drive on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Photo Courtesy of the Hudson Police Department

HUDSON – A two-alarm fire at the Department of Public Works’ fleet garage on Tuesday, Feb. 13, damaged three snowplows and rendered the garage unusable.

We are currently working with our insurance company,” said DPW Director Eric Ryder on Wednesday, Feb. 14. “We will work to see if we can use a portion of the garage and breakroom for the employees.  As far as equipment, I have had surrounding communities reach out and are willing to loan us trucks and help us in any way.”

According to information provided by the town’s police and fire departments, at around 5 p.m. on Feb. 13, emergency crews responded to a report of a fire in the garage at 1 Municipal Drive. Upon arrival, crews observed heavy smoke coming from the garage.

Crews discovered three large snow plows on fire; three other vehicles were damaged.

The building itself sustained heavy damage and is not operational. The nearby town administration building was not affected.

Nobody was inside the building; there were no injuries.

A preliminary investigation found that the fire began in a sanding truck parked inside the garage. The fire does not appear to be suspicious.

“We are grateful to all first responders who came to the scene and assisted in fighting the fire,” said Ryder. “Quick action by all made sure that the fire did not damage more equipment.”

On-scene mutual aid was provided by Marlborough, Northborough, Stow and Sudbury firefighters. Berlin and Clinton covered Hudson’s fire stations.

Fire in Hudson scorches DPW garage, snowplows
Three snowplows were damaged in a fire at the Hudson DPW garage on Municipal Drive on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Photo Courtesy of the Hudson Police Department

 

 

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