Just after 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night the Auburn Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a fire in the basement of 30 Berlin St.

First arriving fire companies found a working fire in the basement of the single-story residential home with a heavy smoke condition throughout the first floor. The fire was quickly extinguished and a cat was rescued from the home by firefighters.


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A second alarm was called that brought a Rapid Intervention Team from the Oxford Fire Department to the scene while Millbury, Leicester and a Sturbridge Ambulance provided station coverage.

Auburn Fire Rescue Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr. says the fire is not considered suspicious and is under investigation by the District 7 Fire Investigation Unit.