UPDATED: Woman Rescued From Framingham Duplex Fire

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham firefighters rescued a woman, 31, from a duplex fire in South Framingham this morning, July 23.

The fire was reported at 8:50 a.m. at 19 Brackett Road, which is located off Route 126, near the Ashland line in a 2-family duplex. A neighbor reported smoke coming from the second floor.

Three police officers were the first on the scene and reported to firefighters that a woman was trapped in a second floor bedroom, said Framingham Assistant Fire Chief John Schultz.

Framingham Police spokesperson Lt. Rachel Mickens said “There were four officers that went in initially.  They were all taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation but have not been released yet.”

The other side of the duplex had an adult and four children, who were asleep when the fire started, but all got out safely, thanks to the police officers, said Assistant Chief Schultz.

The police officers tried to rescue the women on the second floor, but encountered heavy smoke. Firefighters with their protective equipment, were able to rescue the woman, who was transported to Mass General Hospital in Boston, said Assistant Chief Schultz.

No firefighters were injured.

The fire started in the second floor bedroom, said Assistant Chief Schultz.

“Group 2 did a great job to contain the fire,” he said.

Engine 3 was the first one the scene. Ladder 3, Engine 5, the rescue truck, engine 1, and the command vehicle also responded to the fire.

“Group 2 did fast work, and were able to limit the damage,” said Assistant Chief Schultz.

The left side of the duplex, with the family can move back in today, he said.

The right side of the duplex, where the fire originated, is inhabitable, per the building department, said the assistant chief.

“Great communication by the police to the fire department,” said Assistant Chief Schultz.

The Assistant Chief estimated about $10,000 worth of damage to the property.

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