Members of the Dudley (MA) Fire Department were alerted for a fire in a private dwelling on Charlton Road. Firefighters were greeted with a heavy fire condition emanating from a single-story ranch and live electrical wires down in the front yard. National Grid was requested. Due to the energized powerlines, apparatus had to enter the street from two different directions. Dudley jakes mounted an aggressive interior attack. Mutual aid came from Webster, Oxford, Southbridge and Charlton. One occupant  was treated on scene for smoke inhalation and was transported. No other injuries were reported.

– Fire News photos by Alan Brackett and Tony Fitzherbert