3 Hospitalized After Overnight Fire In Charlton


Auburn Fire Chief Steve Coleman/Charlton Fire Dept

Just after midnight on Saturday, July 7th, firefighters from the Charlton Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire at 63 Main Street.

Within minutes, flames were visible coming from the second story of the home and it was declared a 3 alarm fire.  Mutual aid was brought in from Auburn, Douglas, Dudley, Oxford, Leicester, Southbridge, Sturbridge and Webster.  

Firefighters did their best to knock down as much of the fire as they could, but there was still significant damage to the second floor of the home.  The blaze was was placed under control about an hour later.

At one point during the fire it was believed a resident may have been trapped on the roof, but he was able to get himself to safety before crews arrived.

As a precaution, 3 residents of the home were taken to a local hospital for smoke exposure.  Two dogs were rescued and secured from the home.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

More photos from the scene are below.