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2-Alarm Blaze Displaces 250 Westborough, Mass. Residents

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    Dozens Displaced After Fire at Apartment Complex

    Dozens of people remained displaced on Tuesday after a 2-alarm fire ripped through an apartment complex in Westborough, Massachusetts on Monday.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018)

    Dozens of people remained displaced on Tuesday after a 2-alarm fire ripped through an apartment complex in Westborough, Massachusetts on Monday.

    The fire was reported shortly after 6 p.m. at the Fountainhead Apartments. Upon arrival, heavy smoke could be seen from the structure's roof.

    No injuries were reported but about 250 residents were forced from their apartments due to the fire, smoke and water damage.

    Prerit Gupta and his wife said they grabbed what they could. They said they will now be staying in a motel for the next few days.

    Hundreds Displaced by Westborough Apartment Fire

    [NECN] Hundreds Displaced by Westborough Apartment Fire

    As many as 250 residents were displaced from their Westborough, Massachusetts apartments following a 2-alarm fire.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018)

    "It's kind of tough right now," Gupta said.

    Westborough Fire Chief Patrick Purcell said the fire started in a storage room on the roof. Because the building is still without electricity, no one is allowed to stay there.

    "The elevator company is trying to get at least one elevator back in service," Purcell said. "Because there are some mobility impaired people who have difficulty accessing the upper floors."

    The blaze cost an estimated $200,000 in damages.

    The exact cause of the fire is under investigation but authorities say it may have been electrical.

    The hope was to have residents back in their apartments by Wednesday.

    250 Residents Displaced After Apartment Fire

    [NECN] 250 Residents Displaced After Apartment Fire

    The fire department responded Monday to the Fountainhead Apartments at 297 Turnpike Road for a commercial 2-alarm fire.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 3, 2018)

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