Fred A. Mitchell Jr., Fire Chief
47 Central Street
Georgetown, MA 01833
For Immediate Release
Monday, June 27, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Georgetown Fire Department Responds to Fire at Black Swan Country Club
GEORGETOWN – Chief Fred A. Mitchell Jr. reports that the Georgetown Fire Department extinguished a fire at the Black Swan Country Club early this morning.
On June 27, at approximately 2:45 a.m., firefighters were alerted by the Georgetown Police Department that a fire broke out at the Black Swan Country Club, 258 Andover St.
The Georgetown Police Department initially responded to the club after the burglary alarm was triggered. Officers Dean Julien and Heather Lefebvre inspected the area, and found a fire on the back side of the restaurant, which they determined had triggered the burglary alarm. No one was inside at the time.
Engine 1, Engine 4, Engine 5, along with Ladder 1, Car 1, Car 3 and Car 4 responded to the scene. Chief Mitchell ordered a second alarm upon his arrival. The Rowley, Boxford and Byfield Fire Departments responded, but were diverted for station coverage en route.
Georgetown firefighters were able to contain the blaze in an hour and a half, extinguishing flames that had burned through the exterior wall and begun to extend to the second floor. The crews were able to prevent damage to the rest of the building, and slight smoke on the second floor was ventilated.
The fire is believed to have started in a cigarette disposal container next to the building and is ruled accidental.
“Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fire and contain the majority of damages to one area of the building,” Chief Mitchell said. “Thank you to our neighboring fire departments for their assistance during this incident.”