8 Adults & 2 Children Displaced in Single-Alarm Framingham Fire

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FRAMINGHAM. – Ten people were displaced from 2 apartments in a 4-unit multi-family home on Friday night, October 16, said Framingham Deputy Fire Chief James Ahearn.

Fire Department received a 9-1-1 call for a fire at 82-84 Waushakum Street during the 5 o’clock hour.

The smoke alarms went off in the multi-level structure, said Deputy Chief Ahearn.

Engine 3 was the first on the scene, and encountered heavy smoke on the first floor and light smoke on the second floor, said the deputy chief.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one apartment, which started in a closet area.

The single-alarm fire damaged two of the four apartment units.

Ladder 3, Engine 5, and Rescue 1 also responded to the fire.

Natick, Sudbury, & Wayland firefighters covered three of Framingham’s station, while Framingham was on scene for several hours.

The fire was knocked down quickly.

No firefighters were injured.

Seventeen individuals lived in the multi-family building, and eight adults and two children were displaced, said Deputy Chief Ahearn.

The deputy chief said the Red Cross was called, and is assisting the families.

Deputy Chief Ahearn said there was less than $25,000 worth of damage.

The two rear apartment units are livable.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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