Grafton firefighters battle fire on Upton Street


Grafton firefighters battle fire on Upton Street
The Grafton Fire Department on Upton Street.

GRAFTON – For the second time in four weeks, fire has struck a residence on Upton Street.

Around 8:43 a.m. on Monday, June 5, Grafton firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire at 83 Upton St. Firefighters were able to knock the fire down before it spread.

The fire was brought under control in about one hour, but fire personnel stayed on the scene to help salvage the resident’s belongings and overhaul the area. The overhaul took several hours due to the amount of cellulose insulation in the attic; firefighters remained until 6:30 p.m. to make sure there were no hot spots in the area, according to a press release.

The Grafton Police Department shut down a portion of Upton Street.

A family dog was rescued by a neighbor. There were no injuries, according to the fire department.

The fire remains under investigation by Grafton police and the Massachusetts Fire District 7 Investigation Unit.

Fire departments from Westborough and Sutton assisted at the scene, while personnel from Millbury, Northbridge and Upton provided station coverage.

This incident comes after a fire heavily damaged a house at 269 Upton St. on May 19.


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