Fire Crews Battling Nine-Alarm Blaze at Brockton Hospital
LATEST UPDATE: As of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, a ninth alarm has been struck. More than 30 ambulances are at the scene helping evacuate patients from the hospital, which remains without power. Hazmat teams are monitoring the air.
UPDATE: As of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a sixth alarm has been struck.
An update from Brockton Fire Chief Brian Nardelli notes that the bulk of the fire has been put out, with no injuries reported. Hospital evacuations have started.
BROCKTON — A massive six-alarm fire has broken out at Brockton Hospital on Tuesday morning as crews from multiple municipalities are battling the blaze.
Unconfirmed scanner reports indicate that a transformer fire sparked at Brockton hospital earlier on Feb. 7, with fire crews from dozens of area departments assisting at the scene.
A fifth alarm has been struck as of 9:02 a.m. Tuesday.
Patients are reportedly being evacuated from the 650 Centre St. medical facility.
At least five different EMS strike teams have been organized to help evacuate patients and staff at the hospital during the incident.
According to unconfirmed scanner reports, more than 100 patients are set to be moved.
An update from Brockton Fire Chief Brian Nardelli just before 9:30 a.m. stated that the fire has been put out, hospital evacuations have started, and no injuries have been reported.
NBC10 reports power to the hospital was shut down due to the fire, which is believed to have started with a transformer in the basement.
According to the news outlet, officials have not said when they expect power to be restored to the hospital.
Brockton Emergency Management Agency is urging residents and visitors to avoid the area.
This is a developing story, and further information will be added as it becomes available.