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Groton Fire arrived to find a fire at this apartment building on Main Street that engulfed the left side of the building and caused large pieces of the roof to collapse Monday afternoon.Groton Fire Chief Steele McCurdy said officials received a 911 call for the fire at 373 Main St. shortly before 2 p.m. and the fire spread very quickly within the building and made its way to the attic area, hence the roof damage. An unidentified firefighter who was injured is tended to by fellow firefighters. In this building in particular, there are no sprinklers in the attic area, so as the fire progressed outside of the building and got into the attic, there were no sprinklers to suppress that fire. Sprinklers in the attic area would’ve really made a difference. A "MAYDAY" was called and one firefighter did sustained minor injuries while trying to extinguish the blaze and one building resident suffered from minor smoke inhalation. Both were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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