FRAMINGHAM- Six adults and and a child were displaced in a 2-alarm, early Friday morning Fire in Framingham.
The call for the fire came in at 12:45 a.m. on June 5, for 15 Water Street, aid Framingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher.
Initial response was Engine 2, Engine 1 ,Tower 1, Rescue 1, Car 2, Ambulance 5 & Engine 7 as Rapid Intervention Team.
Upon arrival, firefighters “found fire coming from the second floor windows of a multi-unit residential structure,” said the Chief.
“Aggressive attack by first in crews held the fire at bay,” said the Chief.
“Due to the delayed notification to the fire department and warm, muggy weather conditions, a second alarm was struck by the Deputy Chief,” said Chief Dutcher.
That brought Engine 5, Ladder 3, Car 3, FS-3 (Paramedic Supervisor), Ambulance 1, Wayland Assistant Chief & Wayland Engine 2 (who was covering Station 2 during initial stages of fire).
“All crews continued an aggressive interior attack, to knock the remaining heavy fire down,” said Chief Dutcher.
Firefighters “continued to put out hotspots and a crew remained on scene wetting down hotspots until 8 a.m.,” said the Chief.
No firefighters were injured. No residents were injured.
Those displaced by the fire “stayed at a local hotel for the night,” said Chief Dutcher.
The fire was deemed accidental by the Framingham Fire Dept Fire Prevention Division, said Chief Dutcher.
“The cause was determined to be unattended candles in one of the units,” said Chief Dutcher.
“A reminder to never leave burning candles unattended and to make sure that candles are placed on a sturdy, noncombustible base,” said the Framingham Fire Chief.
“Great work by all crews. The delay in notifying the fire department caused us to play catchup, but the aggressive work of all crews made a good stop,” said Chief Dutcher.
“Thanks to Framingham Police for blocking the roads and keeping a safe work area for us and to Framingham DPW for the support to make sure we had an uninterrupted water supply,” said the Framingham Chief.
“Ashland, Natick & Sudbury provided coverage to the City. There were 5 calls that our mutual aid partners responded to with our ambulances,” added the Chief.
Photo submitted to SOURCE by Chief Dutcher