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UPDATE: Residents Escape Mill Street House Fire

A fire caused residents to evacuate the 152 Mill St. home.

UPDATED STORY, 8:45 p.m.: According to Fire Chief James Sheridan, firefighters had difficulty accessing the fire in the rear of the house due to a fence, which was knocked down upon arrival.

Firefighters extinguished the origin of fire in the basement, which also spread to the attic. Controlling the fire was difficult because there was a large number of combustibles in the area, said Sheridan.

It took crews 50 minutes to eliminate the original blaze and an hour and a half to complete the call.

NOTE: Scanner reports indicating two residents were trapped in the basement were false.

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A fire broke out in the basement of 152 Mill St. just after 5 p.m. Sunday. Scanner reports indicated that there were people trapped in the basement, but the individuals were able to escape without injury, according to Natick Police.

The fire has been extinguished, but smoke can be seen venting from the attic.

A portion of Mill Street is blocked.

Check back with Natick Patch for updates.

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