AUBURN – A Wood Street family fled their home Tuesday night when fire flared up on the second floor, sending smoke pouring from the eaves of the house.

Firefighters made quick work of the blaze at 10 Wood St., but part of the building sustained fire, smoke and water damage.

The couple and a grandchild who live in the house escaped without injury. Wood Street runs between Summer and Winter streets, near Union Street bypass.

The first police officer to reach the scene reported seeing flames in a second floor window. Thick smoke rolled from the eaves. Firefighters smashed out windows and attacked the flames with jets of water. Crews manning firetrucks surrounded the house, on Wood, Summer and Parker streets.

Firefighters had the blaze under control within minutes. The blaze was confined to one room and some contents that burned, officials said.

Police blocked off several intersections around the fire scene as crews continued searching for hot spots and mopping up.

An Auburn fire investigator and an official from the State Fire Marshal’s Office were preparing to investigate the cause of the blaze by 10:30 p.m.


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