UPDATED: Framingham Fire Extinguish Fire at Radiant Nano
First posted at 1:27 p.m. Last updated with quotes from the fire chief at 4:19 p.m.
FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Fire Department responded to a laboratory fire at 125 Newbury Street today, August 2, just after 1 p.m..
“This commercial property houses several business-Radiant Nano, Framingham Pediatrics and Encompass Health,” said Framingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher.
“A first alarm assignment of Engine 5, Engine 2, Tower 1, Rescue 1, Car 2, along with Command Staff and several ambulances. On arrival crews quickly extinguished a small fire in the Radiant Nano suite,” said Chief Dutcher.
“The fire involved a small amount of a flammable chemical used as part of their business process. The fire was contained to a safety booth used to work with the chemicals,” said Chief Dutcher.
Framingham Fire cleared the entire building, deemed it safe and turned it over to the property management team, said the Fire Chief.
Scanner has “hazardous materials at the location.”
Framingham Pediatrics reported on social media “The building is currently experiencing a fire and all patients and staff have been evacuated. All area roads are currently closed.”
“Radiant Nano employees quickly notified the fire department which led to the quick knockdown,” said Chief Dutcher.
The fire was ruled to be accidental in nature, with approximately $30,000 in damage, said the Fire Chief.
There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters, said Chief Dutcher.
Emergency crews closed the road for more than an hour. The Christa McAuliffe Charter School is on that street at 139 Newbury.
The pediatric office is closed for the rest of the day.