FRAMINGHAM – A husband and wife escaped a “fully engulfed” house fire in Framingham, just after midnight this morning, May 12.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they encounter a fully involved heavy house fire from end-to-end of the ranch home, said Framingham Deputy Fire Chief Paul Gildea.
“The fire started outside the rear of the house,” said the deputy chief.
The call came in for a house fire at 43 Chubb Road, just before 12:30 a.m.
“By the time firefighters got the line set up, the fire was in the “whole interior” of the house, said the deputy fire chief.
The husband and wife homeowners were sleeping when the fire started, but escaped the house with their two dogs. Their cat is still missing.
The house is not livable and is a total loss.
The American Red Cross was not called as the couple is staying with family.
Framingham had 19 firefighters on scene for 3 hours for the 1-alarm house fire.
Called to the scene was Engine 5, Rescue 1, Engine 2, Tower 1, and Engine 1.
Firefighters saw heavy fire showing from the rear of the house when they arrived.