AUBURN, Mass. – A home on Rochdale Street in Auburn that was the site of a fire last year had another on Friday, Aug. 3, but the Fire Department extinguished it quickly and no one was hurt.
Firefighters responded to a report of a dumpster fire at a home at 190 Rochdale St. that has been under construction following a July 2011 blaze.
Capt. Greg Morin said the fire was reported at 10:04 p.m. and that firefighters arrived to find a construction dumpster on fire. The dumpster was against the garage doors and the siding had started to melt. Additional companies were requested to see if the fire had spread to other parts of the home.
No one was in the house, and firefighters quickly extinguished the dumpster. Damage was limited to the dumpster itself and the siding on the front of the house. The cause is still under investigation.
Fire Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr. confirmed that a fire was reported at the same location in July of last year.
In that incident, the sole occupant, Claire Lussier, smelled something burning around 11 p.m. When she awoke around 1:30 a.m., the fire was burning heavily in the attic. Lussier dialed 911 and escaped without injury.