Massachusetts

2 People Escape Norton Home After Fire Breaks Out Tuesday Evening

A firefighter went to an Attleboro hospital to be treated for a minor hand injury. He was later released and returned to work

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A fire raged Tuesday evening at a home in Norton, Massachusetts.

Norton Fire Chief Shawn Simmons says seven agencies had to help put out the fire on Carlton Drive.

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Firefighters were called to the scene around 6 p.m. It took several hours to extinguish the flames. The fire started on the back porch and spread to the first and second floors, eventually extending to the attic.

A red flag warning, signifying critical weather conditions for fire, has been in effect in much of Massachusetts. Simmons says that worked against responders Tuesday.

"It was pretty windy today, and it's been dry, so that certainly, probably accelerated the spread of the fire," he said. "The roof is burned off of the back, and there's extensive damage to the side of the house and the second floor, as well."

Two people, along with their pets, escaped from the home uninjured, a news release from the Norton Fire Department said.

A firefighter went to an Attleboro hospital to be treated for a minor hand injury. He was later released and returned to work.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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