On one of the hottest days of the year, Watertown Firefighters had to battle a fire on the roof of a warehouse on Bridge Street.
The warehouse, which is attached to the back of the Olympia Moving & Storage building, was being demolished on Wednesday. Watertown Fire officials believe that is what started the blaze.
“We are pretty certain that the were beginning to cut with a power saw and the sparks caught the corrugated foam under the rubber roof – the insulation – on fire,” said Watertown Deputy Fire Chief Rob Iannetta.
A second alarm was not required to battle the blaze, Iannetta said, but an additional fire engine from Newton came to assist the Watertown Fire Department.
“We got it under control, it was mostly the rubber roof burning,” Iannetta said. “That makes a lot of smoke.”
The blaze came just before noon with temperatures in the mid-80s, but Iannetta said he did not mind.
“I’d rather sweat than shiver any day,” he said.