Fire strikes bowling alley; FFs evacuated due to collapse potential

BURLINGTON — Firefighters and investigators from the state Fire Marshal’s Office were working Monday morning to find the cause of a two-alarm fire that broke out Sunday night in a bowling alley under construction.

“It’s going to be pretty tough to determine, just based on the extent of the damage,” Assistant Fire Chief Michael Patterson said. “The entire building was pretty much gutted.”

Fire dispatch took a call about 9:40 p.m. Sunday, alerting the department to a fire at 63 Third Ave., where the restaurant/bowling alley Kings Burlington is being built.

Fire crews attempting to put out the blaze from inside the building were called out after about 10 minutes because of concerns about the heat and a potential roof collapse, Patterson said.

No firefighters were injured, Patterson said. No one was believed to be in the building at the time of the fire, and firefighters had to access the site through a locked gate.

Area fire departments that provided mutual aid at the blaze included Bedford, Billerica and Wilmington.

Kings Burlington had been scheduled to open April 28, according to a Facebook page for the business. The 27,000-square foot bowling alley and a Wegmans grocery store are the planned anchors of a new retail development.

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