Smoke at Walgreens prompts firefighter response

Sep 6, 2022

Wareham fire crews responded to reports of smoke inside the Walgreens on Marion Road this weekend.

The Wareham fire department sent several fire engines and firefighters to the pharmacy around noon on Sunday, Sept. 4. Firefighters found the smoke inside the building was coming from a burnt-out motor in one of the Walgreens’ refrigerators.

Fire crews took care of the smoke hazard and ventilated the area, and the Walgreens later opened without damage, according to the fire department’s Facebook page.

While responding to the incident, some firefighters were redirected to a car accident nearby on Marion Road, where several fire engines also chipped in to help.

In all, 20 firefighters responded to the morning’s events.