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Published on February 16, 2024
Canton Fire Department Quells Two-Alarm House Fire, No Injuries ReportedSource: Canton Fire Department

The Canton Fire Department battled a two-alarm blaze that engulfed an unoccupied home on Linden Glen Road yesterday night, officials said. Fire crews were called to the scene at 25 Linden Glen Road around 9:19 p.m. after reports of a structure fire emerged, quickly finding fire on the second floor of the large two-story house.

In a concerted effort to quickly contain the flames, fire personnel worked to knock down the blaze before it could further extend to the first and third floors. A second alarm was called to bring additional manpower to combat the inferno, "Companies found fire on the second floor and quickly knocked it down before stopping fire extension on the first and third floors," detailed Chief Wendell Robery, according to Canton Fire News.

No injuries were reported from the incident. Helping hands from Norwood, Stoughton, Milton, and Sharon Fire Departments provided mutual aid on site, complemented by the Foxborough Ambulance service. While these teams battled the Canton inferno, fire crews from Randolph, Dedham, and Easton were standing by, covering Canton's stations.

As the fire-damaged structure now stands silent, the investigation to uncover what sparked the incident is underway by the Canton Fire Department and the Massachusetts State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit associated with the State Fire Marshal’s Office. While the community may briefly sigh in relief at the absence of casualties, the quiet inquisition into the fire's origin continues, "The cause of the fire is under investigation," Chief Robery shared.