ANDOVER — Chief Michael Mansfield reports that Andover Fire Rescue responded to a fire at a Pfizer facility today.
At 11:27 a.m., Andover Fire Rescue was dispatched to Pfizer, 1 Burtt Road, for a report of a generator fire. Upon arrival, crews located fire showing from Building D within the complex and began an initial attack on the building that housed the generator.
Crews declared a working fire, which resulted in a callout for all on-duty and some off-duty Andover firefighters, as well as mutual aid from the Lawrence and Tewksbury Fire Departments and Lawrence General Hospital EMS.
The fire was contained to the generator, which is housed alone in Building D, though firefighters remained on scene into the early afternoon to address hot spots in the ductwork. The fire was knocked down at 12:32 p.m.
One Andover firefighter was transported to an area hospital for observation related to dehydration.
“This call was made challenging by the extreme heat on scene, so firefighters had to take extra care to ensure they were staying hydrated and not overexerting themselves,” Chief Mansfield said. “I want to thank our mutual aid partners, including Rehab Five, for their assistance today.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. There is not believed to be any impact to the facility’s production operations as a result of the fire.