While there was potential for a more serious blaze, thanks to the quick work of firefighters, a fire at an old machine shop on Southworth Court in Stoughton early Sunday evening was extinguished, causing only moderate damage to the front corner of the brick building.
Once a machine shop, the structure is now used as storage for building materials by its owner, Stoughton Fire Chief Mark Dolloff said. It is located at the end of Southworth Ct., which is off Canton St.
The fire started around 6 p.m. on July 15 on a large stack of pallets in close proximity to the building, but then spread to the roof area hanging over the structure, and then to the interior of the building, Dolloff said.
Crews needed to run about 1,000 feet of hose from the fire hydrant to reach the building.
Firefighters had to cut a lot of burning material away, but then were able to fully extinguish what was luckily only a small fire.
Dolloff said the cause of the fire is under investigation.
One firefighter dealt with heat exhaustion, but there were no other medical incidents or injuries, Dolloff said.
Stoughton sent three engine trucks and a ladder truck to the scene. Six off-duty Stoughton firefighters also responded. And, the Sharon and Canton Fire Departments responded, as did the Stoughton Police Department.
A group of Stoughton firefighters arrived on scene at Southworth Ct. immediately after dealing with a brush fire on a half acre of land behind Great Scott Kennels on Washington St. in Stoughton near the Easton line.