House fire leaves minor damages to Montague home

Fire investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the fire

MONTAGUE, Mass. (WWLP) – Firefighters had to battle a house fire early Wednesday morning in Montague.

The Turners Falls Fire Department told 22News, the occupants were alerted by a smoke detector.

The house fire took place at 28 Randall Wood Drive in Montague. You could see the damage to the back of the house.

A father and daughter live there. When they were alerted about the fire, the father tried unsuccessfully to put it out. So they exited the house and the daughter called 911 at about 3 o’clock in the morning.

Turners Falls Fire Chief Bob Escott told 22News, “Call came in for fire in the basement on duty crew responded. They found an active fire when they got there and called the rest of the department out and, actually, call for a second alarm which brought mutual aid companies from other towns.”

Chief Escott also told 22News, the house sustained electrical, plumbing and minor structural damage, but, essentially nothing that can’t be fixed in the future.

The father and daughter who live in that house are staying with family for night. Meanwhile, fire investigators are still trying to figure out what caused that early morning fire in the first place.

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