3 people, 2 pets escape Canton house fire

CANTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A family of three people and their two pets escaped a roaring fire that ripped through a million dollar home in Canton early Monday morning.

Firefighters responding to a report of a fire at 6 Weathervane Road around 2:45 a.m. found flames shooting from the roof of the house, according to Canton Fire Chief Charles Doody.

“It seemed like it was in the attic space on the right side of the house,” he said. “As the fire progressed, it traveled across the length of the house towards the left, but we think we stopped it about halfway across.”

The fire spread quickly and all firefighters were ordered out of the building, Doody said. Crews continued to battle hot spots throughout the morning.

The occupants inside the house got out safely after hearing the fire crackling, Doody added.

There were no reported injuries.

Firefighters from Stoughton, Norwood, Sharon, Milton, and Foxborough assisted at the scene.

Doody estimated that the home sustained about $500,000 in damage.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

 

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