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As some of you might have heard, Dave Colleran and his family were displaced from their home last week by a devastating fire. The relief that everyone was safe quickly turned to shock and disbelief with the realization they had lost everything. More ...

Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 4:01 am | Updated: 12:35 am, Sat Mar 29, 2014.


ATTLEBORO - A Norgate Road couple has been displaced after their home was badly damaged in a smoky blaze Thursday afternoon.

Two alarms were sounded about 2:30 p.m. for the fire in the two-story, single-family house at 36 Norgate, when one of the homeowners, who are listed in city property records as David and Pilar Colleran, arrived to find smoke pouring out of the house they bought in 2012.

All city fire apparatus responded and were able to douse the fire fast, Fire Chief Scott Lachance said.

"It was a good quick stop," he said.

Firefighters had to get into the basement to help quell the blaze just one day after two Boston firefighters died after getting trapped in the cellar of a building engulfed with fire on Beacon Street. That fire also broke out in mid-afternoon.

There were no injuries in the Norgate fire, but the home sustained an estimated $100,000 in damage from fire, smoke and water, the chief said.

Deputy Fire Chief Scott Jacques said the cause is still under investigation, but the point of origin was near a pellet stove.

A pet cat was in the home when the fire broke out, but survived. "It found a hiding place and sat tight," Jacques said.

Fire departments from North Attleboro, Norton, Seekonk and Pawtucket were called in to cover city stations during the blaze.

Crews made it back to fire headquarters around 4:30 p.m.

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