NEWBURY — Fire Chief Douglas Janvrin reports that the Newbury Fire Department extinguished a garage fire on Plum Island early Tuesday afternoon.
At 1:18 p.m., Newbury firefighters were dispatched to 1 Old Point Road after receiving multiple calls reporting an active structure fire. A first-arriving Newbury Police officer reported that a garage bay of a former service station was fully engulfed. Firefighters arrived and made a fast attack, knocking down the flames and keeping the fire from spreading to the house also located on the property.
The fire was isolated to the garage, which sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage. No one was injured.
Mutual aid was provided by the Newburyport, Salisbury, Rowley, Amesbury, West Newbury and Georgetown Fire Departments, as well as by Atlantic Ambulance, the Department of Fire Services Rehab Unit and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
“I want to thank all of our firefighters and mutual aid partners who responded quickly and effectively to fight today’s fire,” Chief Janvrin said.
The origin and cause of the fire remain under investigation by the Newbury Fire Department and State Fire Marshal’s Office.