Monday Morning Blaze Damages Cottage St Residence


Above, images tweeted by Franklin Fire.

New England Fire News sent out an alert at 3:16 AM reporting that Franklin Fire was dealing with a fire in the basement of a 2 1/2-story wood frame home at 19 Cottage street, which is between the parking lot of the Rome Restaurant and Oteri Funeral Home.

When crews arrived, there was much smoke coming from the structure. The firefighting appeared to have been successful. Visiting the site around 6:30 AM, the heavy smell of burned material permeated the neighborhood and residents were chatting outside. One individual tenant said the fire had done significant damage in the basement but appeared to have been knocked down before it  could damage the upper floors.

However, on one one side of the housing, both siding and sheathing had been removed to reveal charred studs where the fire had begun to work up into the structure before being extinguished.

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