Originally posted at 1:35 p.m. Updated at 3 p.m. with photos. Updated again at 5:50 p.m.
FRAMINGHAM – A two-family home suffered major damage on Sunday, Nov. 6 All four occupants were displaced due to a fire, and firefighters rescued two small dogs.
Heavy smoke and fire was showing at 711 Waverly Street when firefighters arrived at the wood-frame house, said Framingham Deputy Chief Stephen Stone.
All occupants were out of the home when firefighters arrived, said Deputy Chief Stone, but Rescue 1 not knowing if all occupants were out of the house began a search and found two small dogs in a kitchen closet and rescued them.
“They scooped them up and handed them over to the owner,” said Deputy Chief Stone.
The house is not livable, said Deputy Chief Stone. He estimated $70,000 worth of damage.
There were two individuals living on the first floor and two on the second floor apartment, he said.
All were offered assistance by the American Red Cross, but found other accommodations, said Deputy Chief Stone.
Upon arrival crews saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor, said Deputy Chief Stone.
The Deputy fire chief said the first floor apartments suffered significant water damage. He said the second and third floor had heavy smoke and fire damage.
“The apartment really held the heat,” said Deputy Chief Stone.
He said firefighters first arrived on the scene at 12:34 p.m., and had the fire under control within 20 minutes. Crews remained on the scene for about two house, said the deputy chief.
Firefighters from the headquarters station, Concord Street station, and the engine from the Route 9 station responded to the fire.
Deputy Chief Stone said one firefighters suffered a minor injury, but no medical attention was needed.
Photos courtesy of Mike Brogan