FITCHBURG — Occupants of a Highland Avenue home were uninjured following a 2-alarm fire early Saturday morning.
Fitchburg Fire Capt. Anthony Castelli said the call for the fire came in at 5:39 a.m. for a fire at 65 Highland Avenue. The blaze was contained to the basement and first floor of the two-and-a-half story home. Despite the fire, the structure is intact and no determination had been made on the damages.
An eyewitness said heavy fire was showing when firefighters arrived on scene.
While the home’s occupants were able to escape without injury, one firefighter sustained minor injuries. They did not require transport to an area hospital. Castelli added several pets including reptiles perished in the fire.
Leominster and Lunenburg provided mutual aid at the scene.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Castelli said.