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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Fire Department extinguished a fire in a basement early this morning, April 22.

The fire happened at 39-41 Pond Street, a 2-family residence.

A resident in the home was alerted to the fire by a smoke detector, said Framingham Assistant Fire Chief John Schultz.

The resident investigated and found heavy smoke in the basement and called 9-1-1, said Chief Schultz. The call came in after 1:30 a.m.

Engine 5, Engine 3, Engine 1, Rescue 1, Ladder 3 and Command 2 responded to the fire.

When a second alarm was called, Engine 2, Engine 7 and Tower 1 responded to the scene.

“Group 2 made a great stop with an aggressive interior attack on a difficult fire in the basement,” said Chief Schultz.

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Firefighters knocked down the fire in about 45 minutes, said Chief Schultz, who added that crews remain on the scene until early this morning, April 22.

“Extensive fire damage to the basement and heavy smoke damage throughout the house,” said Chief Schultz.

Having working “smoke detectors led to early notification of this fire preventing a total loss,” said Chief Schultz.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.