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Residential Basement Fire Displaces Five in Maplewood


Early in the morning on June 15, the Maplewood Fire Department responded to call about smoke in the basement of a home at 488 Boyden Ave.

The Fire Department arrived on the scene just before 5:00 a.m. and found heavy smoke coming from the home.

Officials say the fire was initially located in the basement and extended into the first floor.

It was quickly suppressed, and no injuries were reported.

An investigation was conducted to find the cause of the fire, and it was determined that it was accidental.

The entire two-family home sustained smoke damage, and the five residents were displaced.

The American Red Cross was called to assist the residents that had been displaced.

Buildings surrounding the home were evacuated as a precaution until they had determined that there was no danger of collapse.