MAYNARD – A day after the second storm of the young winter season, Maynard Firefighters began clearing hydrants during emergency responses. FF Alex Martinec and FF Justin Aubert cleared this hydrant after tending to a patient during a medical. Captain Parr noted that the fire department has added snow shovels back to the apparatus to help remove the snow around hydrants but encourages residents to adopt a hydrant in their neighborhood and clear a 3 foot space around them. Captain Parr explained, “clearing a hydrant will help firefighters identify it more quickly during an emergency as well as access it for fast water.”
Anthony Stowers, Fire Chief, EFO/CFO
1 Summer St.
Maynard, MA 01754
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Maynard Fire Department Battles 3-Alarm Fire in Multi-Unit Residential Building
MAYNARD — Fire Chief Anthony Stowers reports that the Maynard Fire Department responded to a fire in a residential building early Wednesday.
Shortly before 7 a.m., firefighters responded to a reported kitchen fire at 34 Sudbury St., a 4-unit apartment building. Upon arrival, units saw heavy fire showing in a second floor apartment. Firefighters made their way up a narrow rear stairway to get to the fire and ultimately knocked it down, keeping the damage to one unit.
A three-alarm response was requested, largely for added manpower due to the ongoing high temperatures in the region. One firefighter had to be transported to a local hospital for heat-related illness. No residents were hurt, and one woman was assisted to safety by firefighters.
Firefighters from Sudbury, Stow, Acton, Concord, Boxborough, Littleton, Hudson, and Lincoln responded. The fire was under control within an hour.
The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation by the Maynard Fire Department and the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office.