UPDATED: Firefighters Rescue 2 Individuals From 2-Alarm House Fire


Last updated at 7:55 a.m.


FRAMINGHAM – One person was hospitalized after a 2-alarm house fire on Prospect Street early Wednesday morning, February 2, in which two occupants were rescued by firefighters.

Just after 12:30 a.m., Framingham firefighters received a call for a fire at at 161 Prospect Street.

Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 5, Tower 1, Rescue 1, Car 2, Ambulance 2 responded. 

“On arrival, heavy fire was seen coming from the 2nd floor of the single family home,” said Framingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher.

First on scene companies, Engine 1 & Tower 1, reported occupants trapped on the second floor. 

“A second alarm was immediately struck due to the nature of the rescue and snow conditions,” said Chief Dutcher.

This brought all remaining Framingham companies to the scene-Engine 3, Engine 7, Ladder 3. 

Firefighters from Engine 1 and Tower 1 rescued the “male occupant and his adult daughter from the second floor,” said Chief Dutcher.

Three individuals live in the home, all three are adults.

“The other companies on scene made quick work of extinguishing a bedroom fire,” said Chief Dutcher.

“The fire was contained to the room of origin, but there is smoke and water damage to the rest of the home,” said the Framingham Fire Chief.

“Tremendous rescue by the crews,” said Chief Dutcher. “The Dad was able to remove his daughter from the fire room and with the help of the arriving firefighters, both residents were brought down an exterior ladder.  Due to the quick, aggressive actions of the firefighters and the great staffing we have, multiple firefighting operations were able to be accomplished simultaneously.”

One female occupant (the adult daughter) of the residence was transported to UMass Worcester said Chief Dutcher.

No firefighter injuries, said the Chief.

Damage is estimated at $150,000, said Chief Dutcher.

Cause of the fire is being investigated by the Framingham Fire Prevention Division and the State Fire Marshal’s Office. 

“Thanks to the Framingham Water Dept and Framingham Dept of Public Works for supporting our on scene operations and to our mutual aid partners, Ashland, Natick, Southboro, Sudbury and Wayland, who covered the City,” added the Chief.

Photo courtesy of Framingham Fire


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