Natick home Consumed by 3rd alarm Fire

On Wednesday, November 9th 2022, at 11:07 hours, the Natick Fire Department received calls about a possible structure fire at 11A Union Street. Companies quickly responded and arrived to find smoke pushing from the roof of the large two family home.

A second alarm was quickly struck by Deputy Chief Carney upon his arrival, bringing the remaining Natick Fire Department apparatus to the scene as well as additional mutual aid from Framingham & Wellesley for station coverage.

As companies began their initial attack, it was unknown if anyone was inside the home. Fighting through zero visibility, firefighters were able to preformed searches of the home and thankfully found no one inside.

With the fire spreading to the attic, interior crews were met with extreme heat while working on the upper floors. At one point, an urgent message was broadcasted reporting that there was a ceiling collapse and that heavy fire conditions were surrounding crew and they needed to back out of the building.

Due to heavy fire conditions and fire burning through the roof, all companies were ordered out of the building and a third alarm was struck. The Framingham and Wellesley companies were summoned to the scene as Wayland and Weston companies made their way into town for coverage.

After about 4 hours of extensive work, firefighters were able to knock down the heavy flames and begin extensively overhauling the building exposing any hidden pockets of fire that may still be burning.

The State Fire Marshal’s office is currently investigating to find the cause of the fire. The estimated damages are currently unknown. One firefighter was transported to the hospital with a non life threatening injury. 3 adults and 2 children were displaced from this fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

Mutual aid was provided by: Framingham Fire Department, Wellesley Fire Department, Weston Fire Department, Wayland Fire Department, Massachusetts DFS Rehab Unit, Brewster Ambulance along with the Natick Police Department and the Natick Public Works.