Originally posted at 8:22 a.m. Updated at 12:35 p.m. Last updated at 2:35 p.m.
FRAMINGHAM – A mother and child were displaced in an early morning fire on Pine Street today, November 7, according to Fire Chief Joseph Hicks.
The call for the fire at 35 Pine Street came to Framingham Fire via Framingham Police, who received an alert for an alarm, said Chief Hicks.
The call came in at 8:03 a.m. When Engine 3 arrived on the scene, they saw light smoke, said the chief.
Firefighters discovered a kitchen fire, and worked quickly to contain the fire to the kitchen in just that apartment in that 6-apartment building, said Hocks.
“Good work by the firefighters to put the fire out quickly, to reduce damage,” said Chief Hicks.
Besides Engine 3, Ladder 3, Engine 5, and Rescue 1 responded to 35 Pine Street.
Fifteen firefighters were on scene, along with Deputy Chief Steve Stone.
Only the mother and child, age unknown, living in the apartment with the kitchen fire were displaced. The other tenants were allowed back into their apartments, said the chief.
A couple of birds, that were pets, died in the fire, said the chief.
There were no injuries.
The Chief did note that City records have the building as 22 Pine Street, but the call came in for 35 Pine Street.
22 Pine Street is owned by Jewell Family Associates, LLC, according to the City’s database.
The apartment building is assessed at more than $1.2 million.
How You Can Help the Family
The MetroWest Clothing Initiative is helping the family that was displaced today.
The family includes a mother, father, and a boy age 3.
Donations for the family can be dropped off at 55 Park Street in Framingham through next week.
“Their clothing is ruined,” said Amanda Cataldo with the Initiative.
“The child is a boy, sized 5T. The husband wears a sized medium and 30/31 pant, and the woman is a sized medium petite,” she said.