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Residents escape flames in two-alarm Canton house fire

Firefighters responded to a house fire at 6 Weathervane Road in Canton early Monday morning.
Canton Fire Department
Firefighters responded to a house fire at 6 Weathervane Road in Canton early Monday morning.

Five residents escaped a two-alarm house fire in Canton early Monday morning, authorities said.

The call came in at 2:44 a.m. for a fire at 6 Weathervane Road, and upon arrival firefighters saw heavy smoke coming from the roof of the building above the garage, fire officials said in a press release.

Three residents were home at the time of the fire, which they discovered when they heard a crackling sound in the walls. They were able to escape with their two dogs and called 911, officials said.

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The occupants and their pets got out safely prior to the fire department’s arrival, and the fire was under control by 3:30 a.m., according to Captain William Morgan of the Canton Fire Department. There were no injuries, he said.

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Morgan said the home is currently uninhabitable, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

After overhauling the home, crews left the scene around 8:50 a.m., officials said.

Fire Chief Charles E. Doody said five residents were displaced by the fire.

“They will be staying with some friends in a neighboring community until they can find a more permanent place to stay,” he said in an e-mail.

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Fire officials said the house sustained significant fire damage to the attic and roof, along with water and smoke damage throughout the rest of the house. Doody estimated the damage to be between approximately $400,000 and $500,000.

“Thankfully everyone was able to make it out of the house safely and no one was hurt,” Doody said in the press release. “This fire spread quickly and our firefighters, along with our neighboring departments who responded, did a great job of getting the fire under control and preventing it from spreading further.”

Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.