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FRAMINGHAM – Firefighters extinguished a kitchen fire, that extended to the walls yesterday morning in the Coburnville section of the City of Framingham.

The call came in for 40 Charles Street between 10 and 10:30 a.m.

Initial call came in as an investigation of smoke in the apartment but no fire, said Framingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher.

Ladder 3 responded, said Chief Dutcher.

On arrival Ladder 3 investigated, found a moderate amount of smoke and called for a full, first alarm response, to include Engine 3, Engine 5, Rescue 1 and Car 2, explained Chief Dutcher.

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Ladder 3 continued to investigate cause, using thermal imager to find hot spots, said the Framingham Fire Chief.

“Walls were opened up to find smoldering embers caused from burnt food on the stove that had extended,” said Chief Dutcher. “Embers were wet down without further fire extension.”

Firefighters ventilated smoke and turned building over to property owner, said Chief Dutcher.

No one was injured.

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The cause appears to be accidental, unattended cooking, explained Chief Dutcher.

The Framingham Fire chief estimated about a $12,000 loss. 

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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.