STONEHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A family dog was rescued from a burning home by Stoneham firefighters on Wednesday.
The department responded to a home on North Street just before 2:00 p.m. for reports of a fire. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze on the first floor, but discovered the flames had moved into the walls and attic of the home.
Thankfully, nobody was home at the time, but firefighters rescued a dog found on the second floor.
“All of the responding crews did a great job working quickly as a team to bring this incident under control,” Stoneham Fire Chief Matthew Grafton said. “I’m grateful that nobody was hurt, including the family dog who was able to be removed and brought to safety outside.”
Aid from Woburn, Reading, Wakefield, Winchester, and Melrose also responded to the call.
Believed to have started on the first floor, Stoneham officials are working with the state's Fire Marshal's office to investigate the cause of the fire.