ANDOVER — Chief Michael B. Mansfield reports that Andover Fire Rescue responded to and extinguished a fire on Main Street this morning.
At 8:52 a.m. a member of Andover Fire Rescue on a detail at the site of a welding project at 27 Main St. reported a fire in the building.
Andover Fire Rescue crews arrived on the scene at 8:55 a.m. as individuals, including those from other businesses housed in the building, evacuated. Firefighters saw smoke showing from the building upon arrival.
No one was injured in the fire.
Members of the Lawrence, Tewksbury and Wilmington Fire Departments answered a mutual aid call to provide station coverage during the incident.
An initial investigation indicates that the fire began as a result of the welding project in the unit above the btone Fitness studio, and was mainly contained to the ceiling of the studio, which sustained smoke and water damage.
Firefighters had the fire under control by 9:26 a.m., and it is estimated that it caused approximately $100,000 in damage.
“Fortunately, no one was injured this morning and our firefighters were able to swiftly get this fire under control,” Chief Mansfield said. “Thanks to the firefighter on detail at the welding site, this fire was immediately reported, allowing our crews to respond instantly. I’d also like to thank the crews from Lawrence, Tewksbury and Wilmington who responded and provided station coverage for us during this incident.”
A portion of Main Street was temporarily closed Wednesday morning as firefighters responded to the fire.