• Millbury home catches fire after gas line struck by driver


    Overnight on Saturday, a Millbury home broke out in flames after a gas line was struck, officials say.

    A little after 2:30 a.m. on Grafton Road, a man driving a truck crashed into the house and hit a gas line, causing the house fire.

    Millbury Fire Department said the house had been quickly converted to oil, but the gas line was not shut off on the street.

    It took Eversource some time to find the gas line, fire officials said. 

    According to the Assistant Fire Chief Bob Silver, the daughter was awake and helped everyone get out once she spotted the flames.

    “The daughter of the family said the whole house shook," said Silver. "She was awake at the time and pretty much saw, she was in the bedroom right above and they saw fire right away and she got everybody out.”

    According the officials, the driver of the truck went to the hospital and investigators say it is unclear what caused the driver to strike the home. They are continuing to investigate. 

    A building inspector was on scene to determine if the house is structurally sound. Luckily, no one in the family was injured.

    This is a developing story. We will update it as we get more information.


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