Fire in basement apartment in Hamilton leaves six animals dead

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A fire that broke out in a basement apartment in Hamilton claimed the lives of six animals.

Hamilton Fire Chief Raymond Brunet said the fire was reported around 6:15 p.m. Saturday at 255 Woodbury St. Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the building and heavy flames shooting 15 feet above the roof line.

Firefighters from Essex, Wenham, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Ipswich assisted at the scene and helped quickly bring the fire under control.

Brunet said everyone inside made it out safely with no injuries; however, a dog, three cats and two Guinea pigs died in the fire.

One firefighter was treated at the scene for heat-related symptoms.

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