‘Unbelievable:’ Officials work to determine cause of Elm Grove fire so intense it sent 6 firefighters to hospital

  • Source: WITI Fox Channel 6
  • Published: 10/08/2018 03:18 AM

VIDEO: Sixteen fire departments and three police departments responded to a fire in Elm Grove on Saturday evening, Oct. 6 that resulted in injuries to six firefighters, who were taken to the hospital, where they were treated and released. The call came in shortly before 6:30 p.m. for the fire at a home on Fairhaven Boulevard near Watertown Plank Road. "It's unbelievable," said Paul Vrakas. Vrakas said his son's family lives in the home. When the fire broke out on Saturday evening, Vrakas' 17-year-old grandson was the only one inside. "This is one of the oldest homes in Elm Grove. Over the years, they have redone the inside -- a lot of his own handwork. As we understand it, one of the neighbors saw the flames and went into the house. Alerted him. He was in another part of the house and didn't realize it was on fire," said Vrakas.


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