ANDOVER — Chief Michael B. Mansfield reports that Andover Fire Rescue responded to and extinguished a fire on Lowell Junction Road this evening.
Andover Fire Rescue crews responded to several 911 calls beginning at 7:07 p.m. Friday, for a report of an explosion at 46 Lowell Junction Road.
Upon arrival crews saw heavy smoke and fire coming from multiple vehicles on the property. Crews began an aggressive attack on four dump trucks, which were blocking access to an oil tanker truck that was also engulfed in flames.
The fire was knocked down at 7:36 p.m., and brought under control at 7:42.
No one was on site at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.
The total damage to the five vehicles is estimated at $1 million.
The property is currently being leased by Deloury Industries, an Andover-based construction company that owns the five vehicles involved in the fire.
Due to the nature of the fire and the vehicles involved, environmental concerns prompted Andover Fire Rescue to contact an outside environmental clean-up crew as well as the Andover Health Division and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
Lowell Junction Road was closed while the fire was being contained, but has since been reopened.
The Wilmington Fire Department provided mutual aid on scene, and the Tewksbury and Lawrence Fire Departments provided station coverage.
“I commend the firefighters who first arrived on scene for getting the fire under control,” Chief Mansfield said. “They used a massive water stream — what we refer to as a blitz attack — to get the fire contained as quickly as possible, which prevented any further environmental damage to the site. This could have been a much worse situation had it not been for their quick thinking and efficient work.”
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Andover Fire Department, the Andover Health Division and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.