Tyngsborough Fire and Police Services respond to a structure fire at the American Legion Post
TYNGSBOROUGH – Fire Chief Wes Russell and Police Chief Richard D. Howe report Tyngsborough Police and Fire Services responded to a fire at American Legion Station 247 Robert D. Pelletier on Sunday evening.
On Sunday, March 6, at approximately 9:49 p.m., firefighters and police were called to the American Legion station at 90 Pawtucket Boulevard to a report of loud alarms.
Tyngsborough Police were the first to arrive on the scene and an officer reported smoke coming from the roof of the building and all occupants already outside.
Tyngsborough Fire Department Engine 2 was the first fire apparatus on the scene and immediately called for a working fire, bringing all Tyngsborough fire apparatus to the scene, as well as mutual support .
Firefighters entered the building to conduct an interior fire attack and found heavy fire in an attic. Crews began the difficult job of pulling ceilings so they could attack the fire, while other crews worked with tankers from Tyngsborough and Dunstable Fire Services to establish a water supply as it there are no fire hydrants in the area.
Chief Russell took command of the fire and raised a second alarm at around 10:05 p.m. The fire was brought under control around 10:45 p.m., but a third alarm was raised to bring additional support to the scene to to help with a thorough review needed. in the building. The scene was cleared around 11:15 p.m.
No injuries were reported.
Tyngsborough Police responded to the scene closing part of Pawtucket Boulevard in the area.
Investigators from the Tyngsborough Fire Department and the State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal determined that the cause was likely a malfunction of the Electrical wiring.
Firefighters from the Dunstable, Dracut, Nashua, Chelmsford and Westford Fire Departments provided mutual aid at the scene, while firefighters from the Lowell and Hudson, NH, Fire Departments provided station coverage.
“Chief Russell and I would like to thank all of the caring partners who supported the Town of Tyngsborough in this emergency at the home of a beloved community institution,” said Chief Howe. “Tyngsborough is a community that admires its veterans, and I hope everyone comes together to help this great organization as it recovers.”