UPDATE: No one injured in ‘fast moving’ house fire in Shrewsbury


UPDATE: No one injured in ‘fast moving’ house fire in Shrewsbury
Fire reaches out of an upstairs window in a home in Shrewsbury on Monday night. (Photo/va Westborough Fire Department)

UPDATE: This article has been updated with information from a new statement by the Shrewsbury Fire Department.

SHREWSBURY – A fire broke out near Sherwood Middle School in Shrewsbury last night, drawing first responders from multiple area agencies to town.

The blaze specifically took place in a home on Shady Lane Avenue, which loops behind Crescent Street and Spruce Street in a larger series of neighborhoods off Maple Avenue.

Initial reports of the fire emerged around 10:45 p.m.

No one, including multiple pets, was injured, though the second floor of the home sustained “heavy fire damage,” according to the Shrewsbury Fire Department.

The rest of the house sustained smoke and water damage.

The Fire Department wrote in a message on social media that the fire started unintentionally in a second floor bedroom.

All told, Shrewsbury, Northborough and Westborough fire departments each responded to what the Shrewsbury Fire Department described as a “fast moving building fire.”

“Thanks to all three departments for their combined efforts and teamwork to bring this blaze under control,” the department wrote.

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