MAYNARD – Chief Anthony Stowers reports that the Maynard Fire Department battled a residential garage fire early Monday morning.
Firefighters responded to 89 Summer St. at 6:39 a.m. for a report of a building fire. The first arriving fire companies, Engine 2 and Ladder 1, found heavy smoke showing from the detached garage upon arrival, and a working fire response was requested. This sent additional firefighters, including crews from Stow, Concord, Sudbury, Acton and Boxborough to the scene.
Firefighters pulled two hose lines and were able to quickly knock down the bulk of the fire and prevent it from spreading beyond the garage area. No one was injured.
Chief Stowers praised the firefighters, led by Capt. Angela Lawless, for working quickly to prevent damage to the home. The garage, located just to the left and rear of the main home, was also saved but sustained fire and smoke damage.
“Captain Lawless and her crew did a fantastic job of quickly knocking down the fire and performing overhaul to keep it from totally destroying the structure,” Chief Anthony Stowers said. “And as usual our mutual companies proved invaluable in helping to keep the fire contained, and to assist with two other emergencies at the same time in Maynard.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Anthony Stowers, Fire Chief, EFO/CFO
1 Summer St.
Maynard, MA 01754
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
*Media Advisory* Maynard Fire to Conduct Live Burns for Training
MAYNARD — Chief Anthony Stowers reports that the Maynard Fire Department will conduct a two-day firefighter training, which will include rescue operations and live burns on a property in town.
Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 20
1 Rockland Ave.
The training will take place over the course of two days. The first day will focus on Rapid Intervention Team training, where firefighters will practice rescuing themselves and fellow firefighters during an emergency. Firefighters from Acton, Stow, and Concord will also participate in day 1 of training.
The second day will concentrate on putting out fires in real time. Live fires will take place throughout the day on Oct. 20 on designated property. There will be a large number of fire apparatus in the area, which may restrict access on and around Rockland Avenue.
Permission for this training was granted by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The Maynard Department of Public Works will put up temporary fencing around the area, and debris is expected to be removed within 30 days of the training.
“Hands-on trainings are essential for a firefighter’s growth and development as a public safety official,” Chief Stowers said. “Conducting a live burn is one of the best ways to teach real-time strategy and life saving measures. We appreciate our residents’ patience and support as we train to become even better firefighters.”
Any residents with questions or concerns are asked to contact Chief Stowers at 978-897-1016.