West Newbury Fire Department responds to small roof fire at Pentucket Regional High School construction site
WEST NEWBURY – Chief Michael Dwyer and Superintendent Justin Bartholomew report that the West Newbury Fire Department responded to a roof fire today at the site of the Pentucket Regional High School construction project.
At approximately 11:20 a.m., West Newbury Fire responded to the 22 Main Street School campus with a fire report. Upon arrival, first responders found smoke coming from the roof of the new high school, which is currently under construction.
Firefighters brought the blaze under control within half an hour. No one was hurt. The teams remain in place.
West Newbury Fire coordinated with the Groveland Fire Department in its first response. West Newbury Fire was supported at the scene by the Newburyport Fire Department, Georgetown Fire Department and Atlantic Ambulance. Crews from the Newbury Fire Department and the Merrimac Fire Department provided coverage for the station.
The fire is not considered suspicious at this time. The blaze is still under investigation by the West Newbury Police Department, the West Newbury Fire Department and the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
“This situation could have ended much worse. We appreciate the swift response from the workers who put out the initial flames and thank the West Newbury Fire Department and others for responding so quickly to secure the scene, ”said Superintendent Bartholomew.
The damage to the roof area was minor. The construction project should not be delayed and the District does not expect to incur additional costs either.