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Milford Firefighters Battle Thursday Afternoon House Fire

Milford Fire engine. Credit: Patch file photo
Milford Fire engine. Credit: Patch file photo

A Milford home is temporarily uninhabitable after the structure suffered smoke and water damage during a fire Thursday afternoon.

According to Milford Fire Capt. Greg Carman, firefighters received the report of a fire at 157 Meadow Street at 1:34 p.m.

"(The) homeowner was at home, heard popping noise in the wall, checked his electrical panel and saw smoke coming from it," Carman states in a press release. "He called 911 and exited the house."

Milford Fire units arrived on the scene at 1:38 p.m. Once there, they found smoke coming from the house, and found fire in the basement and first floor walls.

"(The) fire was put out quickly, but more time was spent opening up the walls to make sure all hot spots were found and extinguished," Carman stated.

He added that the owner will not be able to stay in his home due to smoke and water damage, as well as the power being turned off.

The Fire Marshal's office is still conducting its investigation into what caused the fire.


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