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Family Pets Saved From House Fire

by Bobby Blair
November 18, 2013

See report from Chief Cassidy at the end of this article.

Fire crews responded around 1 p.m. Monday to 29 Winchester Drive for a report of a house on fire.

Flames were leaping from windows when fire crews arrived according to one neighbor.

A neighbor who called the fire in was also able to tell responders that he believed two family pets were in the home. Neighbors, police and firemen were able to rescue the two dogs from the basement of the building, along with a bird.

At 1:49 p.m. Deputy Chief James Moore reported that all flames had been knocked down and firemen were still working.

The homeowners were not home at the time of the fire. No estimate of damage at this time.

November 19, 2013. Chief Cassidy filed the following report:

On Monday, November 18, the Holliston Fire Department responded to a 12:51 PM report of a house fire on Winchester Drive.  Upon arrival, flames and smoke were visible coming from a top story window.  Initial reports were that no one was home, but family pets were believed to be inside.  Two dogs and a bird were safely removed from the dwelling.  A full first alarm assignment, consisting of one ladder truck, four engines, one rescue, and the ambulance from the Holliston Fire Department were dispatched to the scene.  While crews were suppressing the fire, the Medway Fire Department covered the Central Fire Station with one engine.  The fire was declared under control by 1:49 PM, and the last of the fire personnel cleared the scene at 3:10 PM.

 
The Building Inspector was notified, to make a determination as to whether the house was a total loss.  The origin and cause of the fire is undermined at this time.  There were no injuries.

 

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Comments (3)

No words can express my sincere gratitude to all the fire and police personnel. Thank you. Kris Irving

- Kris Irving | 11/21/13 9:55 PM

Does anyone know the family?

- David Bastille | 11/19/13 7:29 AM

We have the best firemen ever-- We had a fire in 2006 - They rescued all of the 6 cats we had at the time - even resuscitating one of them who had collapsed in the snow - How they found them all in the dark in our fairly large house is beyond me - I'm sure they were all hiding -- Thanks to them again

- Joan Hager | 11/18/13 4:14 PM

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