NORTH READING — Chief Don Stats reports that the North Reading Fire Department extinguished a house fire on Hemlock Road this morning.
North Reading Fire was dispatched to 6 Hemlock Road at approximately 8:36 a.m. after a child at the house reported the fire.
North Reading Fire Car 1, Car 2 and Engine 3 responded to the scene on the initial call.
Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke and flames coming from a first-floor window in front of the house.
The fire was brought under control within 10 minutes of crews’ arrival on scene.
A resident was treated on scene for a burn injury believed to not be life-threatening. The resident was transported by North Reading ambulance to an area hospital.
Mutual aid was provided at the scene by the Middleton Fire Department. Station coverage was provided by the Reading Fire Department.
The house sustained water and smoke damage.
“I would like to commend the homeowner’s daughter for immediately calling 911 to report the fire,” said Chief Stats. “She provided us with useful information that allowed our firefighters to respond and contain the fire quickly. She did a great job and should be very proud.”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the North Reading Fire Department; however a preliminary investigation indicates that the fire was accidental.