Framingham Extinguishes 3:30 a.m. Fence Fire

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Editor’s Note: Stock photo of outdoor summer lights

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham firefighters extinguished a wooden fence fire at 3:30 a.m. today, June 22 in the Nobscot section of the City.

Around 3:30 a.m. Framingham Fire Engine 7, Engine 2, Rescue 1, Tower 1 & Car 2 responded to Juniper Lane for a reported fire. 

On arrival Engine 7 assisted homeowner with extinguishment of a wooden fence, said Framingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher.

“It appears as though a short circuit in a string of decorative lights caught a section of wooden fence on fire,” said the fire chief.

The State Fire Marshal offers these tips for safe use of outdoor lights:

  • Be sure to use only lights rated for outdoor use.
  • Consider replacing older outdoor lights with newer LED lights that are ‘greener’ and cooler.
  • Securely anchor outdoor lights and decorations against the wind and storms with insulated holders or hooks.
  • Use electrical connection protectors to keep water out.

  • All outdoor electrical decorations should be plugged into a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). You can buy portable units for outdoor use, or you can have them permanently installed by an electrician.
  • Don’t overload circuits. 15 amp circuits support 1,800 watts and 20 amp circuits support 2,400 watts.
  • Do not drive nails, staples or tacks through wiring insulation; this can cause a fire.

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