CONCORD — Chief Thomas Judge reports that the Concord Fire Department extinguished a fire at an elementary school in town yesterday.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 28, Concord Fire responded to an alarm at Thoreau Elementary School, 29 Prairie St. Firefighters were notified of the fire by the building’s fire alarm system, which indicated a smoke alarm activation and a sprinkler system flow switch activation.
Upon arrival, firefighters found the sprinkler system operating and a smoke condition in the building. The fire was held in check by the sprinkler system and was confined to the attic space of the school, where it is believed to have originated.
Firefighters quickly began an aggressive attack of the building to extinguish the fire. Crews were on scene until approximately 10:30 p.m.
A second and third alarm were struck due to the extreme heat and the need for relief crews.
The fire remains under investigation by the Concord Fire Department and the State Police assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
One firefighter sustained an injury to his hand, and was treated at the scene.
A total of 11 communities assisted, including the Weston, Sudbury, Bedford, Lexington, Littleton, Boxborough, Acton, Maynard and Lincoln Fire Departments on site. The Burlington and Stow Fire Departments also provided station coverage at both Concord Fire Stations.