Updated at 1:10 p.m. with photo. Last updated at 4:10 p.m.
FRAMINGHAM – Thirteen individuals, including five children, were displaced in a 2-alarm fire in Framingham today, September 8.
A 9-1-1 call was received at 12:45 p.m. for 92 Winthrop Street, said Framingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher.
Engine 3, Engine 1, Ladder 3, Rescue 1 and car 2 responded initially to the scene and found “heavy smoke and heavy fire from the rear of the structure on the second floor,” said Chief Dutcher.
A second alarm was called around 1 p.m.
Due to the “hard work and aggressive attack of firefighters, the fire was extinguished in about 25 minutes,” said Chief Dutcher. Firefighters were still on site however at 4 p.m.
The fire was in a 7-unit multi-family structure in the Coburnville neighborhood of the City, just south of Route 135.
“Thirteen individuals were displaced,” said Chief Dutcher. “Eight adults and 5 children. We are working with the (American) Red Cross.”
There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters, said the Chief/.
The property is not habitable due to fire, water, and smoke damage.
American Red Cross is working to find a place for all to stay.
Estimate damage is in excess of $100,000.
The fire is still under investigation, said Chief Dutcher.
Cause is unknown at this time, he said.
Photo by Sarah Bueno