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House fire in Franklin Twp.

November 5, 2012
By KURT HAUGLIE - DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - A fire at a Franklin Township house Sunday caused damage to the house, but it wasn't totaled and there were no injuries.

Dennis Raasio, Quincy-Franklin-Hancock Townships Volunteer Fire Department chief, said the call about the fire on Highway Location Road in Franklin Township was received at about 4:30 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, Raasio said there weren't a lot of flames.

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Photo courtesy Mark Dennis
Firefighters from the Boston and Quincy-Franklin-Hancock fire departments respond Sunday to a fire at a house on Highway Location Road in Franklin Township. The apparent cause of the fire was a wood furnace in the basement.
The house wasn’t totaled, but there was fire, smoke and water damage. There were no injuries from the fire.

"There was smoke coming out of the house," he said.

Raasio said it appeared the fire started in the basement of the house.

"There was a wood furnace in the basement," he said.

There were 28 firefighters from the Q-F-H and Boston fire departments at the fire, Raasio said. The occupants of the house were not home at the time and there were no injuries among the firefighters.

There was fire and water damage to the basement of the house, Raasio said, and there was smoke damage to the main part of the house.

Firefighters cleared the scene at about 8:30 p.m., Raasio said.



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