ASHLAND – No one was injured in a 2-alarm house fire in Ashland on Route 135 today, April 5.
Heavy fire was showing from the 2-story structure at 306 Union Street, when firefighters arrived on the scene just after 12 p.m.
The fire caused traffic jams on Route 135 and the school department told parents to expect delays with school buses.
The school district also had to move two bus stops near the fire.
“Currently, we have 2 bus stops at Clark St. Bus 15 for Mindess and Bus 13 for the Warren School. Student drop off will be @ the corner of Clyde and Main,” said the school system.
“The bulk of fire was knocked down within the hour,” said Ashland Fire. “Crews chased fire in numerous void spaces for the following few hours. There were no injuries to residents or firefighters.”
“The front half of the fire building was demolished this evening due to the structure being deemed unstable and unsafe by the Ashland building inspector,” said Ashland Fire.
“The final fire units cleared the scene just after 9 p.m.
The American Red Cross of Massachusetts is providing shelter for those displaced.
Report have no residents injured, but one dog is reported missing, and may have perished in the fire.
The fire remains under investigation by the Ashland Fire Department, Ashland Police and the Massachusetts State Police Fire Marshals Office.
Framingham Fire, Holliston Fire, Hopkinton Fire, Southborough Fire, and Sherborn fire provided mutual aid.
Framingham Fire Chief Joseph Hicks said he could see the smoke from the fire from Framingham City Hall.
He said Framingham Assistant Fire Chief Michael Dutcher and the ladder truck responded within minutes to the fire scene.
Editor’s Note: Last updated at 10:09 p.m.
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