Two-alarm fire damages home on Towne Street

Firefighters clear the scene of a house fire on Towne Street on Tuesday, March 10. Staff Photo/Max Bowen
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By Max Bowen

Multiple departments were called in to assist with a house fire on Towne Street.

According to information posted by the North Attleborough Fire Department, a call was made at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday for a structure fire at the home. Firefighters encountered very heavy fire conditions in the attached garage extending into the house.

Fire Chief Chris Coleman said the fire began on the exterior of the garage and spread to the second floor, which held an in-law apartment. It was stopped before it got to the main part of the house.

A passerby noticed the fire and banged on the door to get everybody out,” he said.

Several hand lines were set and the fire went to two alarms, which resulted in mutual aid being brought in from Plainville, Attleboro, Foxboro, Cumberland, Norton, and off duty North Attleboro Firefighters. Wrentham and Mansfield Fire provided station coverage.

No one was injured and the Red Cross was called in to assist the family. The house is uninhabitable at this time. Coleman said that the cause is still under investigation, but potential causes include discarded cigarettes and electrical equipment near the wall where the fire originated.