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Faulty Heating Unit May Be to Blame for Fire at Brookline Townhouse

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    Multi-Alarm Fire Under Investigation in Brookline

    Massachusetts fire officials are investigating what sparked a blaze at a townhouse in Brookline early Thursday morning.

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018)

    Massachusetts fire officials are investigating what sparked a blaze at a townhouse in Brookline early Thursday morning.

    The fire broke out at 2:35 a.m. at 5 Carlton St. and quickly reached 3-alarms.

    Crews were able to knock the fire down at the two-unit townhouse and residents of both homes were able to escape safely.

    The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation but authorities think it may have been caused by a faulty heating unit in the basement of one of the homes.

    Fire officials said damage to the building is estimated at $1 million.

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