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Pickup Truck Crashes Into Gas Meter, Sparks House Fire In Millbury

MILLBURY (CBS) -- A Millbury home went up in flames when a pickup truck crashed into the gas meter on the house early Saturday. According to the Millbury Fire Chief Richard Hamilton, the meter was sheered and caught fire instantly.

Firefighters responded to Grafton Road around 2:30 a.m. Eversource was also called to the scene to the shut off the gas.

Millbury Fire Department responded to Grafton Road for a fire Saturday morning (Photo Via Millbury Fire Dept Twitter)

The fire department was forced to leave the fire burning until the gas shut off, Hamilton said, which took about 45 minutes. Firefighters contained the flames to a portion of the house.

"As soon as I got down here, that fire was already up close to the second story of the building," said Derek Mattson, who began banging on doors to wake at least three people in the home. The Red Cross is helping them.

The family is still looking for its black lab, which ran off during the fire.

A pickup truck crashed into a Millbury home and sparked a fire Saturday morning (WBZ-TV)

The driver was taken to the hospital. There is no word on whether charges will be filed.

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