A transformer fire at the Wellesley College Science Center on Thursday afternoon spurred the Wellesley Fire Department into action, with mutual aid provided by the Newton Fire Department.
The fire was was snuffed out quickly using dry chemical extinguishers, according to Wellesley Assistant Fire Chief Jeffrey Peterson. The building was ventilated of smoke and was closed until power could be rerouted.
The fire caught students’ attention, as seen on Twitter:
Using the science center fire as an excuse for not studying for my midterm
— Amanda Hernandez (@aaamanda_h) October 30, 2014