Gardner Battles Two-Alarm Structure Fire
By KEVIN MOSIO, Correspondent | November 09, 2020 | MASSACHUSETTS
Story No. 110920118
Photo by Kevin MosioGardner's Tower 1 parked in front of the fire building.
Photo by Kevin MosioThe Tower being used for ventilation
Photo by Kevin MosioThe A/D corner of the building
Photo by Kevin MosioHand lines stretched throughout the A side of the building as companies complete overhaul.
Photo by Kevin MosioFF/Medic Wilkinson of the Hubbardston Fire Department takes a minute to cool off and drop some gear after venting the roof
Photo by Kevin MosioTwo Gardner firefighters talk and take a break while relief crews check for extension and preform overhaul.
Athol, MA - On Monday, November 9th, the Gardner Fire Department responded to 22 Coburn Avenue for a reported building fire with people trapped inside. On arrival they found heavy fire conditions on the 'C' side of the building. A second-alarm was struck, bringing in mutual aid to the scene and for station coverage. They made a very aggressive interior attack and completed a primary search, and thankfully all occupants were able to get out prior to their arrival. Mutual aid from Westminster, Hubbardston, Ashburnham, Winchendon and Templeton assisted at the scene. Barre and Fitchburg were the cover companies.
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