Fire causes estimated $250,000 worth of damage to Cambridge home
A Cambridge woman suffered minor injuries when a fire ripped through her home late Sunday morning.
Officials say the flames broke out just after 11 a.m. at the Hamilton Street residence.
“Just crazy smoke everywhere,” says neighbour Hayley Broughton. “We thought there was a fire in the field behind, but it was just a big black cloud of smoke.”
Another neighbour and her friend also noticed the flames, and sprang into action.
They say they grabbed the homeowner’s dog as it left the house.
“He took three or four steps to me and then just lay there,” says Andrew Stephenson. “I went to pick him up and he was scared.”
The duo then quickly called 911, and within minutes, fire crews were on the scene.
“They were met with heavy heat and they had to ventilate some of the windows at the front of the house to help clear some of that smoke,” says Brad Churchill, platoon chief with the Cambridge Fire Department.
Officials say it’s still too early to determine the exact cause of the fire, but damage to the home is extensive.
“We’re looking at about $250,000 damage,” notes Churchill.
Officials are still investigating, but say they have no reason to believe the fire is suspicious.