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Last updated at 11:00 a.m. November 12.

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FRAMINGHAM – Firefighters extinguished a house fire in the Pheasant Hill Neighborhood on Thursday night, November 11, but the home is a total loss, according to the fire chief.

The fire was reported at 20 Bridle Path Circle around 6:25 p.m. via a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor.

Crews were still on scene past 10:30 p.m.

Engine 1, Tower 1, Rescue 1, Engine 7, and Engine 5 responded to the house fire, said Framingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher.

Fire companies reported the rear of the split-level home was full engulfed with fire, said Framingham Assistant Fire Chief John Schultz.

Residents in the neighborhood said they could see flames from the house a block away.

“Neighbors reported to first due crews that the home has been unoccupied for several years.  With this intel, Shift Commander Deputy Fire Chief O’Rourke, ordered defensive operations,” said Chief Dutcher.

“Crews worked from the exterior to contain and control the fire within approximately 45 minutes,” said Chief Dutcher. “Companies continued to wet down hot spots for several hours later.:

No injuries to firefighters or civilians, said Chief Dutcher.

Cause of the fire is currently under investigation from Framingham Fire Prevention, Framingham Police and the State Fire Marshal’s Office, said Chief Dutcher.

House will be deemed a total loss, said Chief Dutcher.

“Ashland Fire, Sudbury Fire and Wayland Fire provided coverage for the City while companies were at the fire.  Framingham Police and Framingham Public works provided great logistical support,” said Chief Dutcher.

Pheasant Hill is a neighborhood of homes located in the northwest side of Framingham, off of Pleasant Street.

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