Southborough fire crews spent much of Monday helping put out the flames of a 6-alarm fire in an apartment building on West Main Street in Marlborough. A passerby called in the fire shortly after 9:00am. It spread quickly and Southborough responded via mutual aid not long afterwards, sending its ladder truck among other apparatus.
The fire is thought to have started in the fifth-floor attic of the building, and flames and heavy smoke could be seen pouring out of the roof at times. Crews from a number of neighboring communities in addition to Southborough responded to the scene. All the residents made it out safely and were being assisted by the Red Cross.
Former Southborough Fire Chief John Mauro Jr. was at the fire and sent along some photos. Click an image below to enlarge.
For more coverage of the blaze, check out these links:
- 6-alarm fire in Marlborough (Metrowest Daily News)
- Displaced Residents Get Red Cross Aid, Fire Investigation Begins (Patch.com)
- Firefighters battle major fire in Marlborough (Boston.com)
- Engaged couple loses nearly everything in Marlborough, Mass. fire (NECN)