(Thanks to reader Steve Nagy for the alert on this.)
There was two-alarm fire early this (Wednesday) morning at 1201 Main Street in Concord, Massachusetts. The address is Concord Fire Department Station 2.
Three Concord firefighters escaped injury Wednesday when a fire broke out on the first floor of the town’s Station 2 firehouse, a fire that eventually grew to two alarms and destroyed at least one engine, an official said.
— Jeff Saperstone (@JeffNBCBoston) January 4, 2017
Concord Fire Captain William Noke said smoke detectors inside Station 2 sounded around 12:48 a.m., alerting the three on-duty firefighters who were on the second floor of the station located at 1201 Main St.
“This is a case where the smoke detectors worked,’’ Noke said. “It saved them.’’
2nd alarm struck at 1201 Main Street, our station two. CFD and mutual aid companies working. pic.twitter.com/2X1qgZfxi4
— Concord Fire-EMS (@ConcordMAFire) January 4, 2017
Noke said Station 2, which opened in 1930 in West Concord and was built to replace another station that burned, will likely be out of service today.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, although Noke said preliminary indications ar that it started in Engine 4, which was destroyed in the fire. He said replacing Engine 4 could cost about $600,000.
— ConcordMAPolice (@ConcordMAPD) January 4, 2017