Worcester, MA 4th Alarm 1094 Main Street 8/18/2020


Aug 15, 2013
Worcester firefighters worked this smokey 4 alarm blaze on Tuesday August 18th at 1094 Main Street. The commercial building was well involved in fire before companies from Webster Square firehouse arrived. The Webster Square firehouse is literally a stone’s throw away. The block held a few different businesses. One of those being an automotive shop.

Companies fought the fire from the exterior due to the fact the fire had such a head start. The structural integrity of the building had been compromised quickly.

The fire would reach 4 alarms before being brought under control. Mutual aid was brought in to cover empty firehouses. Those same companies also responded to a report of a structure fire on Jacques Avenue while the fire on Main Street was brought under control. It ended up being a small kitchen fire that was under control as companies arrived. One person suffered serious burns.

The building on Main Street was demolished as it was deemed a safety hazard.

11:09 Box 5-52 Main and Curtis Streets for 1094 Main Street
Receiving calls for a building fire
Engines 4,2,13 and 15 Ladders 4,7 and 5 (RIT), Rescue 1 Car 3 (district chief)

11:11 Ladder 4 on arrival reports type 2 storefront heavy fire delta side. Engine 4 reports tanks popping off in the back. Command reports exterior operations only.

11:16 2nd alarm
Engines 5 and 12, Ladder 3, Car 4 (district chief)

11:30 3rd alarm
Engines 9 and 6, Ladder 1

12:32 4th alarm
Engines 3 and 16.

Engine 5 would have been first due but was out of service at the shops. They were able to get back in service before the 2nd alarm was struck.

***cause of the fire was deemed to be welding, which there was no permit for***

Here is my gallery from the fire. Photo gallery 4th alarm Worcester 1094 Main Street