Active investigation after two-alarm fire in Charlton

Osgood Road home severely damaged in afternoon fire

📸 Southbridge Fire Department photo

CHARLTON — Firefighters from multiple towns battled a two-alarm blaze that remains under investigation.

At approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, the unidentified homeowner at 124 Osgood Road called 911 with a report their home was on fire. As first responders arrived on scene, a second alarm was struck and soon after mutual aid crews from neighboring communities began making their way to Charlton.

According to a press release issued by the Charlton Fire Department, upon arrival the “crew of Engine 3 stretched a hand line and made entry through the front door for an aggressive interior attack.” Firefighters would also stretch another line while opening up walls and ceilings “to check for further fire extension on upper floors and attic.”

The Charlton Fire Department reports the blaze was under control at approximately 2 p.m. No injuries were reported.

District 7’s Fire Investigation Unit was on scene and continues to investigate the cause of the fire. Mutual aid was provided by the Auburn Fire Rescue Department, Southbridge Fire Department, Spencer Fire Department, and Sturbridge Fire Department.

According to real estate records, the 2,128-square foot wood frame home was built in 1987 and sold, in 1988, for $202,000. The property’s 2019 tax assessment is $278,600, while the Charlton Fire Department estimated the damage at approximately $150,000.


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