Marlborough Fire responds to Christmas night blaze
The Marlborough Fire Department responded to 97 Royce Road on Christmas night.? The 911 call was received by Fire Alarm at 8:36 PM with the resident reporting that he had a fire in the mantle of his fireplace.
Engine 1, Engine 3, Rescue 1, Tower 1 and Car 2 were dispatched on the alarm.
Engine 3 arrived on scene first and used their thermal imaging camera to find that the fire had extended in to the wall above the fireplace. A 1.75″ attack line was brought in and the fire was quickly extinguished. The wall above the fireplace was opened up to make sure the fire had not extended any further. The crew from Tower 1 removed the debris from the overhauling operation assisted by the personnel from the Rescue and Engine 1.
There was a light in the fireplace mantle, to rule out the light as a cause the MFD's Fire Investigation Unit was called to the scene as well as the city's wiring inspector.
Engine 1, Tower 1 and the Rescue were cleared to return to quarters; Engine 3 and the FIU remained on scene.
Engine 3 and the FIU cleared the scene at 10:45 PM.
Damage to the structure was estimated at approximately $10,000.
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