In what seems like a weekly occurrence, fire crews from Oxford are were called to another substantial structure fire in town. On Monday afternoon, just after 4:30PM it was a 2 alarm blaze located at numbers 3, 5, 7 and 9 Wells Street.
The building is a large 6,000 square feet structure that houses 4 families in separate townhouses with 12 total bedrooms. The Red Cross has been asked to assist 9 adults and 5 children displaced by the fire.
Mutual aid from Auburn, Leicester, Webster, Charlton, Dudley, Millbury and Paxton helped and were able to confirm all occupants were safely out of the building and accounted for.
Deputy Chief Jon Belanger says, “the fire had rapidly advanced from the porches into the common attic that all units in the building share.” The fire was brought under control about 45 minutes later.
Luckily there were no injuries reported. The total estimated damage is $150,000. The cause of the fire is currently being determined, but preliminary results of the investigation believe it to be accidental in nature.
More photos from the scene are below from Photographer Tony Fitzherbert.
Photos from photographer Tony Fitzherbert of todays structure fire on Well St in Oxford
— NHFirebuff18 (@NHFirebuff18) May 14, 2018