2-Alarm Fire at Melrose-Wakefield Hopsital

The fire broke out shortly after 1 p.m. Friday.

Update, 2:08 p.m. Friday, July 11

Statement from Melrose Mayor Robert Dolan:

The Melrose Fire Department responded quickly [Friday] to a fire located in a duct on the roof of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. The fire was contained and put out, and the hospital was not evacuated. Patients were not at risk, and service was not stopped. If you have seen a number of public safety vehicles around the hospital [Friday], this is the reason why.

Melrose Wakefield hospital is open. There is no stoppage of services, and business is going on as usual.


Update, 1:45 p.m. Friday, July 11

The fire is in a ventilation shaft and has extended to the roof of the six-story building, according to Eric J. Christopher, @MGMFD on Twitter.


Firefighters have responded to a two-alarm fire at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, according to multiple reports.

Some reports have the fire in an elevator shaft at the hospital.

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital is at 585 Lebanon St. in Melrose.

Patch will post updates as they become available.


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