Three-Alarm Fire at Doherty Construction Site

 by Sam BishopSeptember 12, 2022

WORCESTER - A three-alarm fire at the construction site for the new Doherty High School led to one worker transferred to the hospital with injuries on Monday.

According to a briefing by city officials, roofing insulation caught fire, causing the blaze that led to a traffic advisory near the Highland Street and Newton Square area.

“This was like a punch to the gut. We’ve put half a billion dollars into our public school students the last few years and worked very hard on the construction of this building,” said Worcester Mayor Joe Petty.

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