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.