Sunday, May 10, 2009

Brook St house fire

Posted May 09, 2009 @ 11:34 PM


One Franklin firefighter was injured yesterday afternoon in a two-alarm house fire at 179 Brook St.

Fire Chief Gary McCarraher did not identify the firefighter, but said the injuries were not life-threatening. The firefighter was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center, he said.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke and heat conditions throughout the building, McCarraher said.

Flames blazed from the roof of the two-story home around noon, and smoke continued to rise above the house for about 20 minutes after the fire was under control at 12:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, McCarraher said. The fire started in a utility room on the lower level, he said.

The lower level sustained extensive fire and water damage, and the whole house suffered smoke and fire damage, McCarraher said.

Franklin Building Commissioner David Roche said the house needs to be condemned and boarded up.

Read the full story on the Brook St fire in the Milford Daily News here

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