WESTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A retired Weston call firefighter died overnight after a fire on Wellesley Street.
Officials identified the victim as Ross Giamo. He was found near the doorway of the home.
Flames broke out around midnight at 690 Wellesley Street. Weston's fire chief tells FOX 25 his crew tried to get inside the house, but the fire forced them out.
Investigators say the fire was caused by the failure of a heavy duty extension cord. According to a press release from the state fire marshal and Weston fire chief, the cord was used to power a trickle heater on a truck in the yard. The fire started in a garage that had an apartment attached to it. The victim was found inside the apartment.
The fire caused an estimated $150,000 in damage. Officials said there was no evidence of working smoke alarms in the apartment.