Winter Conditions Challenge Firefighters at Auto Body Shop Fire in Easton, MA

EASTON, Mass.—Firefighters from Easton Fire Department responded to a three-alarm fire at Easton Auto Body around 7:30 pm at 4 Hayward Street between Columbus Avenue and Park Street. Hydrants buried in snow and water pressure problems challenged the firefighters, who had to set relays to bring water in from hydrants some distance away.

The smoky blaze, at 4 Hayward St., between Columbus Avenue and Park Street, west of Route 138, was in a largely residential neighborhood. The narrow snow-clogged streets presented a challenge to firefighters who were forced to wedge multiple trucks into the tight area.

According to autobody.com, Easton Auto Body specializes in auto body repair and painting services.

The paint supplies inside the structure may have been fueling the heavy flames and smoke.

As the heavy gray and black smoke drifted through the trees, many residents were outside on their porches watching the firefighters in action.

Multiple departments responded to the area to assist the Easton Fire Department, including units from Brockton, Mansfield, Norton, Raynham, Sharon, Stoughton and West Bridgewater. Bridgewater and Foxboro units provided station coverage in Easton.

For updates and further details see http://www.wcvb.com/news/fiery-3alarm-blaze-breaks-out-at-easton-auto-repair-shop/31245748

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