FRAMINGHAM, MA – Just after 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018, the Framingham Fire Department was alerted to a fire inside the 15-unit residential building at 85 Georgetown Drive from several 911 calls from residents. Six fire apparatus from the Framingham Fire Department responded and crews quickly extinguished the fire. A Framingham Fire Department ambulance treated and transported one occupant of the apartment who had sustained significant injuries where the fire had originated.
Multiple occupants of the building reported to the Fire Department that a neighbor had quickly alerted and evacuated all apartments. The Fire Department has issued a Good Samaritan Citation to the neighbor for taking these fast actions upon hearing the fire alarm sounding. The neighbor wishes to remain anonymous.
Fire Chief Joseph Hicks stated, “The Fire Department is extremely appreciative of the neighbor’s actions to get everyone out of the building, and letting the men and women of the Framingham Fire Department focus on getting in to fight this fire. This fire also emphasizes the importance of every residence having working smoke alarms, as the sounding of the smoke alarm that alerted the neighbor likely prevented further tragedies during this early morning fire.”
Two units had been displaced and property damages were estimated at $5,000.