UPDATED: Camper, House Fire in Framingham Displaces Family of 3

FRAMINGHAM – Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire this morning, and found a fully engulfed camper on fire, as well as a house on fire on Blackthorne Road, said Framingham Fire Chief Joseph Hicks.

A call came in just around 12:30 a.m. for a van fire at 10 Blackthorne Road, and Engine 5 from the Concord Street station was dispatched, said Chief Hicks.

When the engine arrived, the firefighters found a “fully involved camper in the driveway” on fire, and the fire “had extended into the attic of the house,” said Chief Hicks.

The firefighters immediately called Deputy Chief Steve Stone, who struck the alarm for a house fire, and dispatched another engine, the tower, and the rescue truck, said Chief Hicks.

“That firefighter did a great job reacting to the situation,” said Chief Hicks this morning at 11:30 a.m.
The fire was extinguished in about 15 minutes, said Chief Hicks.
There was significant fire, smoke, and water damage to the house, said Chief Hicks.
The family of three adults were displaced, he said.
The cause of the camper fire is still under investigation, but believed to be accidental.
A second house in the neighborhood received heat damage.
Sudbury Fire and Natick Fire covered stations for Framingham, said Chief Hicks.
UPDATED: at 11:55 a.m. originally posted at 12:55 a.m.


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