At 9:00 a.m. Monday morning, the AFRD was alerted to a fire at the Worcester Envelope Co. on Millbury St. The caller reported they could see employees of the building attempting to extinguish a fire on the loading dock.

Engine 3 arrived on scene to find a fire on the exterior of the building in the padding attached to the top of the loading dock. The fire was quickly extinguished and remained at a first alarm.

The cause of the fire was determined to be from the rear lights on a tractor trailer that were left on and were pressed against the padding material on the loading dock.

The department responded to a fire at the Worcester Envelope Co. on January 4th. That day crews arrived to find a large piece of machinery that makes envelopes on fire in the building. That fire went to 2 alarms and was contained to the piece of machinery in the building.

Firefighter Brian Sheridan operates a
hose line extinguishing a fire on the
exterior of the building. [Photo courtesy AFRD]