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Westford Fire Department responds to additional house fire, third in one month

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WESTFORD — Westford Fire Department responded to a house fire on South Chelmsford Road, marking the third house fire the department has responded to in the last month.

The fire was discovered around 6 p.m. on Thursday by a plumbing contractor, who was working on a second floor bathroom renovation of the 15 South Chelmsford Road property.

Attempts were made to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher before the home was evacuated, according to the department. When firefighters arrived, the blaze had extended into the attic space.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, the fire reignited in the attic, where it was quickly extinguished by first responders/

Acton, Chelmsford, Carlisle, Tyngsborough, Littleton, Ayer and Groton Fire departments were on scene to assist.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.

“Given this is our third residential structure fire in the last month, we’d like to reemphasize the importance of preparedness,” wrote the Westford Fire Department on social media.

The department urges residents to test and replace smoke alarms older than 10 years old. The department also urges residents to have a fire extinguisher readily available, and to have an escape plan.

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