In progress now: 3rd alarm transmitted on arrival for heavy fire in a commercial building at 520 Main St. OIC requesting an additional ladder & tower ladder above the 3rd alarm. Heavy fire in the cockloft. Listen to the fire live here.
21:45 4th alarm transmitted. Fire is in a 5 story brick structure, floor 1 is commercial, with apartments above.
21:53 All firefighters ordered out of the building, evac tones sounded. FD employing master streams.
22:02 Off duty firefighters being recalled. Additional Tower Ladder being requested from Gardner FD.
22:04 Per MEMA State Control, fire is now at a 6th alarm.
As of midnight, firefighters still had fire in the building. Defensive operations were being conducted, with as many as 6 master streams in use. Operations will likely continue throughout the night.