UDPDATED: Six People, Including Three Children, Displaced in Milford House Fire

A three-alarm fire at two-story home on East Main Street displaced six people on Sunday afternoon.

The Milford Fire Department working a 3-alarm fire on 481 East Main St. early Sunday afternoon. Photo courtesy Milford Police Department
The Milford Fire Department working a 3-alarm fire on 481 East Main St. early Sunday afternoon. Photo courtesy Milford Police Department
UPDATED: A three-alarm blaze at an East Main Street home displaced six people Sunday afternoon, according to a Milford Police log narrative.

Firefighters responded to the blaze from Milford and five surrounding towns. Two more towns sent fire trucks to cover the Milford stations.  

The fire tore through a house located at 481 East Main St., near the Holliston Line, according to police. 

There were no reported injuries as a result of the fire, but all of the occupants were left homeless, according to an update on the Milford Police Department's Facebook page. The police log indicated three adults and three children were displaced.

The American Red Cross responded to help them.

Called to the scene were trucks and personnel from the following towns: Hopkinton, Holliston, Bellingham, Franklin and Ashland. Medway and Southborough firefighters were dispatched to Milford's two fire stations to provide coverage through the event.

Stay tuned to Patch for updated information on the fire. 
milfordmom December 08, 2013 at 04:04 PM
Did anyone watch the video why are there so many trucks and hoses, all kinds of fire fighters walking around but no water and nobody actually fighting the fire? Every house in the town burns right to the ground when there is a fire while the department is tweeting and face booking about it. I think more fire training is needed in this town.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) December 08, 2013 at 08:02 PM
milfordmom, the video and Facebook page is not maintained or updated by the Fire Department. That's a Milford Police video. And in the video I saw on the police department Facebook page (I looked at one), you can see the firefighters walking on to the porch with a hose. What the camera probably doesn't catch are the hoses trained elsewhere. In all of these fires, one person is in command, usually the fire chief, and he determines if it's safe for men and women to enter the building. I didn't work today, so didn't go to the scene, but I would caution readers to not jump to conclusions based on what one camera sees. I know that when I shoot photos at crime and fire scenes, I'm only seeing what is visible at that time, literally, from a public place.
Andrea Ellsworth December 08, 2013 at 08:39 PM
A friend of mine on FB mentioned that a firefighter actually fell through one of the floors so it sounds as if they had to get out of the house for safety reasons. Not all houses that catch fire burn to the ground you just mostly hear about the more serious fires. The firefighters risk their lives every day and do a great job. I know I am grateful for all they do.
Breakingthelaw December 08, 2013 at 08:44 PM
I wouldn't want their jobs ( police, or firemen ) they risk their own life's to save other people's lifes . An what They see & witness ALWAYS stays with them :( . GOD BLESS OUR FIRE DEP & MILFORD POLICE OFFICERS AN FIRST RESPONCE PEOPLE .
Ron Auger December 08, 2013 at 11:08 PM
milfordmom. I'm going to take your comments as someone who it uneducated to aspects of firefightings. As a retired member of the Milford Fire Dept an EMT for over 33 years working in this town I think I know quite a bit about your concerns. So as not to embarrass you here please feel free to contact me anytime and I'll be happy to provide you with the answers to all your questions. Of course if you feel safer behind your screen name feel free to ask away here and I'll see if I can't educate you to the duties of a firefighter. Ron Auger 508-889-9635
Amanda coleman December 09, 2013 at 02:00 AM
It was reported on ch 5 that they were dispatched to the wrong address. Did anyone else hear of that?
Mark Niro December 09, 2013 at 06:32 AM
Milfordmom.. I live about 10 houses away from where the blaze took place. The moment the ladder truck passed my home I rushed to the scene and all that I saw was fire hoses shooting water a MFF hanging off the ladder cutting the roof open and many other fire fighters arriving to the scene and scurrying to help put out the fire. To hear a person say what you posted is absurd. I think you to get off your -ss and get a life. A comment like that tells the world that you have nothing better to do than post crap on social sites. Honestly i think you need to have some FF training yourself.
Tony December 09, 2013 at 09:26 AM
All the ignorant comments come from the same uneducated and crass people such as milfordmom, over and over again. doesn't matter what the story is about!
Cappuccino December 09, 2013 at 09:43 AM
I'm concerned about the family. Do they have housing? Is there a fund started for them? They lost EVERYTHING and it's just before Christmas. There are little children involved according to reports. We are a community that cares about our people. How can we help?
Alisha Brunetti December 09, 2013 at 09:50 AM
I agree with Cappucino. I have young children and cannot imagine the pain and loss that this family must be going through. I live here in town, and am willing to offer some assistance if I can. Is there a way to find out what this family's immediate needs are?
Ron Auger December 09, 2013 at 10:25 AM
Helping the family would be a great story and post away from this mess. Check with the editor maybe she knows. I have helped out families in these situations before and it's well worth it. I was one of these families as a small boy many years ago.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) December 09, 2013 at 10:38 AM
I know people are getting involved and trying to get something going to help them, whether it's a fund at a bank or an online account, not sure yet. They were organizing last night. The American Red Cross did provide initial assistance, as they always do. I'll do a follow today when more is available.
Ed Bertorelli December 09, 2013 at 11:17 AM
Thanks Ron for your insightful comments and Thanks to members of Milford and area Fire Depts for all they do everyday - including the emergency medical response teams that have done so much for so many people
Mary MacDonald (Editor) December 09, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Update: a fundraiser has been established for one of the families, who has three young girls, ages 2, 6 and 7. http://milford-ma.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/fundraiser-planned-for-family-with-three-girls-displaced-by-fire
Anonymous December 09, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Milfordmom, have you ever been called out of your house to leave your family at thanksgiving, christmas, a child's birthday, or even a Sunday while someone like yourself is warm at home posting nasty garbage? Ask yourself that question when you look at that photo or video again when you see a firefighter standing there while their wife, daughter, son or loved one is at home waiting for their return. Take 100 lbs on your back, crawl through 3 floors with not a clue of what lays ahead of you in heat that is at times unbearable with the thought of not being able to see your family at that very second, and ask your self if its ok when you get a chance to take your phone out and POST or text to let everyone know your ok! Have a nice night Milfordmom, and remember no matter how bitter or uneducated you may be, we will always be there for you!
Alisha Brunetti December 09, 2013 at 04:46 PM
I can understand, and even in most cases agree with people's frustration with other's negativity, but I doubt that most of the comments in response are helpful or constructive. Perhaps, rather than focusing on one person's unhelpful comment, in this season of giving and forgiving it would be better to focus on how we can assist the families in need of help. My apologies if this comment is misplaced.
Ray Fellows December 16, 2013 at 09:21 AM
I have nothing but respect for the Milford Fire Dept.. They put their lives on the line EVERY time they work. Their families have to live with that danger every day. You do a great job Milford Firefighters and we Milfordian's appreciate it.


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