Norwood Firefighters Battle Basement Blaze Early Sunday
Norwood firefighters arrived on scene at a Chapel Court home just after 6 a.m. Sunday.
Norwood Firefighters handled a blaze in the basement of a two family home on Chapel Court early Sunday morning.
According to department spokesman George Morrice, the call came in at 6:12 a.m. from the second floor resident of a two family home at 44 Chapel Court.
"The resident said he heard the smoke detectors going off on the first floor and found smoke coming from the basement area," Morrice said in an email Monday morning. "Norwood Fire Lieutenant Paul Butters arrived on scene to find heavy smoke coming from the rear basement area of the home and from the chimney."
All residents exited the building prior to firefighters arrival on scene, and no injuries were reported.
The firefighters had to lay hundreds of feet of water supply hose line to the nearest available hydrant, Morrice said. The extreme heat of the closed basement area made an intitial attack difficult but crew members were still able to get the fire knocked down quickly. The scene was being cleaned up by 7:09 a.m.
The Walpole Fire Department also assisted on scene while Westwood Fire provided station coverage, Morrice said.
As of Monday morning there was no cost estimate of the damage to the home and the cause is still under investigation.