WEST NEWBURY — Chief Michael Dwyer and Superintendent Justin Bartholomew report that the West Newbury Fire Department and its mutual aid partners responded to a fire at the site of the Pentucket Regional Middle and High School building project Sunday afternoon.
The incident was the second fire in three days at the school building construction site.
At about 3:45 p.m., West Newbury Fire responded to the 22 Main St. school campus for a report of smoke showing from the roof. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke showing from the roof in the rear of the construction site.
A First Alarm response was requested, followed minutes later by a Second Alarm response, sending in mutual aid units from several area communities to the scene.
The fire was knocked down in a matter of minutes by fire crews, and no injuries were reported.
The construction management firm will determine the extent of damages. The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation by the West Newbury Fire Department, the West Newbury Police Department and the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Mutual aid was provided by the Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury and Newburyport Fire Departments. Atlantic Ambulance also responded to the scene.