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Press Release Framingham Fatal Fire Started in the Kitchen

Cause Considered Accidental
For immediate release:
9/29/2020
  • Department of Fire Services

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FRAMINGHAMFramingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher, Framingham Acting Police Chief Ronald Brandolini, Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan and State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said the 2:45 a.m. fire at 15 Clark Street in Framingham took the life of the sole resident of the apartment. He has been identified as Harold Anderson Jr, age 29. There were no other injuries and damages are estimated at $60,000.

The fire started in the kitchen on or near the stove. The cause of the fire will remain undetermined but is considered accidental. Whether there was a cooking accident, a malfunction of the stove or an electrical malfunction cannot be determined due to the damage. There is nothing to suggest an intentionally-set fire.

The Framingham Fire and Police Departments and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal and to the Office of Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan’s Office jointly investigated the fire.

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