Toy and can drive still on at Devens studio despite small fire
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
By: Paula J. Owen, Staff
DEVENS — New England Studios’ first toy and canned food drive will go on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday despite a small fire in an HVAC unit on the roof Monday morning.
The vaulted roofs on the state-of-the-art film and television production studios presented firefighters with somewhat of a challenge, Devens Fire Chief Joseph LeBlanc said, following the snowstorm over the weekend, but the small fire was extinguished and the area cleaned up within an hour.
“We got the call around 6:45 and were packed up within an hour,” he said. “With the way the building was designed and the past storm over the weekend, it was challenging to get up there and move around on the roof.”