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Family Displaced After Ash Street Fire in Stoughton, Cause Under Investigation

The fire destroyed the garage of the home, with propane tanks feeding into the flames.

Credit: Stoughton Fire Department.
Credit: Stoughton Fire Department.

A family of three was displaced after a fire broke out at their home on Ash Street in Stoughton late Thursday afternoon.

Stoughton police and fire officials responded to the fire at about 5:13 p.m. Thursday and found that the garage of the home was fully involved, Stoughton Dep. Fire Chief Gregory Goldberg said Friday. 

A family of three had been living in the house, two of whom were home at the time, but both escaped and no injuries were reported. The American Red Cross was called in to help find the family placement for the time being, he said. 

"Nobody was hurt," Goldberg said. "The family is fine."

Crews were on scene until about 7:30 p.m., with an extra engine remaining to address additional hot spots until about 10:30. The garage portion of the home was a total loss in terms of damage, Goldberg said.

The fire was being fed by propane tanks, and Stoughton fire and police officials are investigating the cause of the fire along with the Massachusetts Fire Marshal.

"The house involved had old construction and they were doing new construction," Goldberg said.

Nearly 25 firefighters responded to the blaze, which Goldberg equated to a two-alarm fire. The Stoughton Fire Department had three engines and a ladder on scene, with two additional engines from Canton and Avon. 

The Easton Fire Department sent an engine and the Sharon Fire Department sent a ladder to cover the Stoughton station. 

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