Worcester County

Garage door of Hubbardston fire station slams shut after power failure, nearly injures firefighters

HUBBARDSTON, Mass. — The garage doors of a Hubbardston fire station slammed shut as crews were attempting to respond to a call Saturday morning.

Fire officials say they were trying to respond to a call for wires down around 8:30 a.m. when the garage doors of station 1 experienced a power failure. The power failure caused the doors to fall as the fire engine was attempting to leave the station. Firefighters tried manually lifting the doors, but it slammed shut again, almost seriously injuring three of them, according to the fire union.

A Hubbardston Fire Department spokesperson says the power failure caused a delay in response time to an active scene.

Station 1 has maintenance issues “fairly often,” a fire official tells Boston 25 News and despite the setback, the station will remain open for service.

The fire department hopes to have the doors up and running later this afternoon, but as of 11:30 a.m., they were still waiting for repair crews to arrive.

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