2 rescued in 2-alarm fire in Westborough Center

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2 rescued in 2-alarm fire in Westborough Center
Heavy fire erupts from the rear of a building at 22-26 South St., in Westborough early Sunday morning. (Courtesy Westborough Fire Department)

WESTBOROUGH — Two residents were rescued from a two-alarm fire on Sunday morning.

At around 1:55 a.m. on June 2, the Westborough Fire Department was called to 22-26 South St. for a report of a structure fire, according to the fire department’s public relations firm, John Guilfoil Public Relations. The building is in Westborough Center, adjacent to the Community Advocate office and nearby the South Street Diner.

Firefighters from Westborough — with mutual aid from Southborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Grafton, Upton, and Framingham personnel — arrived at the scene to find heavy fire at the rear of the building. Two people were trapped on the buiding’s roof trying to escape the fire.

2 rescued in 2-alarm fire in Westborough Center
Damage to a home and vehicle at 22-26 South St., in Westborough following a two-alarm fire early Sunday morning. (Photo Courtesy Westborough Fire Department)

Those residents were rescued, and the fire was brought under control by 2:40 a.m. There were no reported injuries, and the structure suffered about $1 million in damages to the apartments upstairs and restaurant below, according to Chief Patrick Purcell.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Westborough Fire Department and the District 14 Fire Investigation Unit.

2 rescued in 2-alarm fire in Westborough Center
Daylight reveals the damage to the building. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

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