UPDATED: Firefighters Extinguish Valentine’s Evening House Fire

Originally posted at 11:42 p.m. Updated at 11:55 p.m. with photos. Last updated at 6:37 a.m. on Friday.

Photo courtesy of Framingham Fire

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FRAMINGHAM – A possible space heater in a second floor bedroom may have caused a Valentine’s evening fire in the Mt. Wayte neighborhood, said Framingham Fire Deputy John Schultz.

The fire however is still under investigation.

The fire was reported at 1 Newton Park Road, around 11:30 p.m.


Heavy smoke was seen from the 2-story home, when firefighters arrived on the scene, said the deputy.

Firefighters also saw flames from the rear of the second floor upon arrival, said the deputy chief.

No one was home, or on the scene, last night when firefighters arrived, said the deputy chief.

The deputy chief said they believe one person was living in the single family home, however.

Deputy Chief Schultz said firefighters efforts were hampered by clutter in the home.

Engine 1, Engine 3, Engine 5, Tower 1, and Rescue 1 responded to the scene, and were at the side road, off Mt. Wayte Avenue for more than 2 hours, said the deputy fire chief.

The house is not livable, said the deputy chief.

He said he believed the fire may have been electrical, caused by a space heater in the second floor bedroom, but the fire is under investigation.

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