Two alarm fire forces evacuation of Worcester Envelope Company in Auburn

Employees have been evacuated from the Worcester Envelope Company’s Auburn headquarters after a fire broke out inside the building, according to the Auburn Fire Rescue Department.

Auburn firefighters responded to the fire and called a second alarm around 10:30 a.m., the department said on Facebook.

Auburn fire command has requested aid from the Sutton Fire Department’s mobile ventilation unit, a fan-bearing truck designed to clear smoke and reduce heat during structure fires.

Auburn official originally described the blaze as a car fire, but later said they had based that description on an inaccurate report. The fire began in a “large piece of machinery,” the department said.

The fire was under control by 11 a.m., Auburn officials said on Facebook. The building will still require heavy ventilation.

A Worcester Telegram & Gazette photographer reported on Twitter that one firefighter was receiving medical attention after falling down icy stairs.

Worcester Envelope Company, which says it manufactures over 20 million envelopes per day, has been a part of the Central Mass. economy since 1893. The company moved from Worcester to Auburn in 1978.


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