Cat saved from late night basement fire

Two-alarm fire on Berlin Street with heavy smoke

AUBURN — Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze on Berlin Street late Thursday night, rescuing a cat from the single-story home inundated with heavy smoke.

It was shortly after 11:30 p.m. when a 911 call was received reporting a fire in the basement of 30 Berlin Street, according to a press release issued by the Auburn Fire Rescue Department. The single-family ranch was built in 1914, according to real estate records.

The first-arriving firefighters found a working fire in the home’s basement with heavy smoke throughout the main living space upstairs. Officials reported the fire was quickly extinguished and a cat was rescued from the home by firefighters.

A second alarm was called, bringing a Rapid Intervention Team from the Oxford Fire Department to the fire on Berlin Street. Mutual aid from Leicester, Millbury, and Sturbridge provided coverage at Auburn’s fire station.

Auburn Fire Rescue Chief Stephen M. Coleman, Jr. says the fire is not considered suspicious and is under investigation by the District 7 Fire Investigation Unit.


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