Fire Destroys Groveland Garage; Inaugurates New Ladder Truck

A Wednesday fire that destroyed a Gardner Street garage is under investigation. (Courtesy photograph.)

A fire that destroyed a Groveland garage this week forced the town to place its new ladder truck into service.

Interim Fire Chief Richard York said his firefighters rushed Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 to a single alarm fire in a detached garage at a single-family residence at 76 Gardner St. The town’s Engine 1 was out of service for maintenance, requiring the department to respond with the new ladder truck, which carries water and a pump. It was the first time the department has used the water pump on the truck to extinguish a fire.

No one was injured in the fire and crews cleared the scene just after 5:30 p.m.

Fire Lt. Brian Belfiore served as the incident commander and mutual aid came from Georgetown, West Newbury, Haverhill and Boxford to assist at the scene and provide station coverage.

The state Fire Marshall’s office and Groveland Fire and Police Departments are investigating.

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