Anthony Stowers, Fire Chief, EFO/CFO
1 Summer St.
Maynard, MA 01754
For Immediate Release
Monday, April 18, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Maynard Fire Department Investigating Suspicious Fires at Mill and Main Building
MAYNARD — Chief Anthony Stowers reports that the Maynard Fire Department is investigating a series of fires inside building two of the Mill and Main campus.
Firefighters responded to the development at 6:55 p.m. on April 17. Upon their arrival, they found evidence of eight small fires, some in stairwells and others in suites, that had occurred. It appeared the fires burnt out on their own. Because of the small size of the blazes, the building’s sprinkler system was not triggered.
A Massachusetts State Police K-9 unit was called in and determined that some type of accelerant may have been used in three areas. Damage to the building was minor.
Fire investigators from the Police and Fire departments also arrived to assess the building and remained in the area until 8:25 p.m.
Maynard Fire and Police continue to investigate the incident, along with the State Police Fire and Explosive Investigation Section.
“The fires remain under investigation, but appear to suspicious in nature at this time,” Chief Stowers said. “Thank you to the Maynard and State Police for their continued assistance as we review this matter further.”