FRAMINGHAM – Four families were displaced in a fire in a multi-family house on Franklin Street this morning, October 13.
The call came in just after 8 a.m. from one of the occupants of the house, said Framingham Fire Chief Joseph Hicks.
The resident, told firefighters, the heat was not working and went to the basement to check on it, and discovered smoke, said Chief Hicks.
Framingham Police helped to evacuate at the home, built in 1907. No was injured.
The fire was extinguished in the basement quickly, but firefighters has to “chase” the fire in the walls, said Chief Hicks.
“It was a stubborn, smoky fire,” said Chief Hicks.
The Fire Chief estimated the one-alarm fire caused $50,000 worth of structural damage.
“The home is not livable,” said Chief Hicks.
Red Cross is assisting the 20 occupants, including young and high school age children, said the fire chief.
The fire is being investigating by Framingham Fire and Mass State Police.
The area of origin is in the utility area, said Chief Hicks.
Photo courtesy of Framingham Fire Twitter