At approximately 6 a.m., Norwood Fire responded to Moderna’s Technology Center East building, 1 Investors Way, for a report of a roof fire. Moderna’s Technology Center East building, which is currently unoccupied and under construction, is not currently used for vaccine manufacturing or distribution.
Upon arrival, first responders found smoke and flames coming from the roof area of the building. Firefighters conducted an aggressive exterior attack to prevent the fire from spreading within the building. The fire was largely knocked down by approximately 8 a.m.
No injuries were reported in the incident. The scene was overhauled and cleared by 8:27 a.m.
Mutual aid was provided on scene by the Westwood Fire Department and station coverage was provided by the Walpole Fire Department.
The fire remains under investigation by the Norwood Fire Department, but is believed at this time to be accidental in nature.