Man dies in kitchen fire inside Framingham home

A fire early Tuesday in the kitchen of a two-family home in Framingham claimed the life of a man who was the sole occupant of the first-floor unit, Framingham Fire Chief Michael D. Dutchersaid.

Dutcher said the cause of the blaze remains under investigation by his department and other law enforcement agencies, but he said the initial conclusion is that the origin of the fire was an accident.

Dutcher said the man, whose name was being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was removed from the 15 Clark St. residence and rushed to Metro West Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The five residents of the second-floor unit, all adults, safely evacuated.

Firefighters responded around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

“The fire was knocked down and under control within about 15 minutes,” the chief said.

Dutcher estimated the 1-alarm fire caused $60,000 in damage.

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