The Enterprise, Brockton, Mass.
Jun. 16—AVON — Three residents of a single-family house in Avon were temporarily displaced by a fire that caused significant damage Tuesday morning.
The Avon Fire Department responded to 29 Feeley St. about 11 a.m. after receiving a call from someone who reported hearing an explosion at the house.
“Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke showing from the home with heavy fire conditions coming from the back side of the home,” Fire Chief Robert Spurr wrote in a statement.
Firefighters attacked the flames from the outside of the house to extinguish the heavy fire, then went inside to finish extinguishing it.
The fire was under control by about noon, but crews remained on scene overhauling until about 1:30 p.m., Spurr said.
No one was injured during the incident. The homeowner and their dog were able to evacuate the house before firefighters arrived.
“The home sustained significant fire, smoke and water damage,” Spurr said. “The three residents of the home are temporarily displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross, family and friends.”
Fire departments from Holbrook, Randolph and Stoughton responded to the scene to provide mutual aid, while the Brockton Fire Department provided station coverage during the incident.
The fire remains under investigation by the Avon Fire Department and State Police assigned to the state fire marshal’s office, but Spurr said it is believed to be unintentional.
Spurr said the explosion sound the original caller heard may have been a gas can, aerosol cans or tires exploding from the heat of the fire.
“Unfortunately, there was no evidence of working smoking alarms in the home,” Spurr said. “While the individual was able to safely escape the house, it is imperative that all homes have properly working smoke alarms to avoid property damage and/or serious injury.”
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