MILFORD (CBS) – An overheated laptop computer sitting on a cardboard box is being blamed for a huge fire that tore through a home on Water Street early Wednesday morning.

When police arrived, everyone was out of the home.

Police told WBZ-TV 16-year-old Folusha Adigan was inside the house and was the first to see smoke and made sure everyone got out safely.

“I’m just glad all my family is OK and everyone else, the neighbors too, because the fire could have spread to their houses,” Adigan told WBZ-TV. “I’m just so thankful, thank God.”

According to Milford Fire, the 2-alarm blaze started on the first floor and quickly spread through the roof.

The fire department blamed the home’s old construction for allowing the flames to move so fast.

Two other houses were initially evacuated out of fear they would also catch fire. The vinyl siding on a neighboring home was damaged, according to Milford Fire.

Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the family.


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