Pet birds die in Milford apartment fire, 10 people forced out of homes

MILFORD — An residence hearth Wednesday night time pressured 10 folks from their houses, and ended within the deaths of “a number of” small birds.

The hearth, reported simply earlier than 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 34 Jefferson St., was rapidly managed, Hearth Chief Mark Nelson mentioned, though firefighters stayed on scene till 9:47 p.m.

The hearth started in a kitchen, Nelson mentioned. The trigger shouldn’t be but clear, he added, but it surely was dominated unintentional.

Although flames have been contained to one of many 4 residences within the constructing, smoke harm was intensive. The birds have been pets.

Three of the ten folks displaced are youngsters, and the American Purple Cross was referred to as in to help.

No firefighters or residents have been injured, Nelson mentioned.

Milford police evacuated the residents, whereas the Hopkinton Hearth Division helped put out the hearth. Hopedale firefighters coated Milford’s station.

Alison Bosma may be reached at 508-634-7582 or Discover her on Twitter at @AlisonBosma.

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