MARLBOROUGH – A fire at a house in Church Street in Marlborough caused significant damage on Monday morning.
However, damage was limited to the first floor of the house and no injuries were reported after what firefighters described as a rapid rollover.
The first reports of the fire came in just after 9 a.m. Marlborough Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 4, Engine 5, Rescue 1 and Ladder 2 responded, along with Car 5 and Car 3.
The Southborough Fire Department and Patriot EMS also responded.
Once on the scene, firefighters reported flames coming out of a window at the side of the house and burning on the roof of an outside porch. The fire also spread to the attic soffit, with smoke billowing from the attic eaves.
Ladder 2’s crew opened the roof to evacuate smoke in coordination with an interior attack by the engine companies.
Marlborough Deputy Chief Jeff Gogan spoke after the fire, thanking his staff for their efforts.
“The guys made a great save and saved the house,” he said.
Acting Battalion Commander Eric Christensen also echoed Gogan’s statements.
“The fire could have been much worse,” he said.
The all out was declared at 12:29 p.m.
Two residents were displaced due to this fire, according to a statement from the firefighters on social networks.
An investigation is underway into the cause and origin of this fire.
The damage estimate had not been determined Wednesday afternoon.
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