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Fire Department Fights Early-Morning Blaze on Hampden Ave.

There was a house fire in a vacant home at 30 Hampden Street last night.

Members of the Burlington Fire Department were busy last night putting out an early-morning blaze on Hampden Avenue.

According to Chief Steve Yetman, the department received a call at 1:19 a.m. alerting firefighters to a home fire at 30 Hampden Avenue. Yetman said the fire was put out within about half an hour though department officials were on scene until about 4:25 a.m. to determine the cause of the fire.

Yetman said the home is owned by someone who lives out of town and the house was vacant at the time. No injuries resulted from the incident.

The fire started after wiring in the walls overheated and lit up, Yetman said. The blaze began in the wall near the front door, which is near a set of stairs, which allowed the fire to expand to the second floor and out through the roof.

"The first crew arrived at 1:22 a.m. and saw a heavy fire in the front of the building," Yetman told Patch.

Burlington's building inspector and an electrical inspector cleared the scene. The home is currently boarded up and should be avoided.

During the incident the Woburn Fire Department covered Burlington's Fire Department headquarters and Bedford Fire Department covered Station Two, Yetman said. All available firefighters in Burlington responded to the incident.

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