No Injuries In Fire on Brown Street in Waltham; Residents Displaced

Fire struck 161 Brown St.

UPDATED, 11:34 a.m., with information from the Red Cross: A team of Red Cross volunteers has been called to the scene to help 7-10 people displaced by the fire, according the Red Cross's Twitter feed. 


Nobody was injured in a fire at a Brown Street home this morning.

The fire erupted at around 8:30 a.m. and firefighters quickly responded to the the home at 161 Brown St., knocking it down within minutes. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to Waltham Fire Deputy Chief Michael Quinn. The cause does not appear to be suspicious, Quinn said.

A Waltham Police Detective was called to the scene to photograph it, Quinn said.

The fire started in the kitchen of the unit on the left side of the first floor, where it was contained, Quinn said. The home, a 3-story multi-family building, sustained fire and water damage in the basement and smoke damage on all floors, according to Quinn. Firefighters had to force the doors of the home open to reach the fire, he said. 

Nobody was in the the impacted unit at the time, but others were in other parts of the home, according to Quinn. 


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