MILLBURY (CBS) — A Millbury home went up in flames when a pickup truck crashed into the gas meter on the house early Saturday. According to the Millbury Fire Chief Richard Hamilton, the meter was sheered and caught fire instantly.
Firefighters responded to Grafton Road around 2:30 a.m. Eversource was also called to the scene to the shut off the gas.READ MORE: Omicron COVID Variant Detected In Massachusetts Woman
The fire department was forced to leave the fire burning until the gas shut off, Hamilton said, which took about 45 minutes. Firefighters contained the flames to a portion of the house.READ MORE: Demand For COVID Vaccinations Rising In Massachusetts With Arrival Of Omicron Variant
“As soon as I got down here, that fire was already up close to the second story of the building,” said Derek Mattson, who began banging on doors to wake at least three people in the home. The Red Cross is helping them.
The family is still looking for its black lab, which ran off during the fire.
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The driver was taken to the hospital. There is no word on whether charges will be filed.