A three-alarm fire in Braintree Wednesday night caused heavy damage to a Liberty Street home and left one of the residents with burn injuries.
The elderly couple that lived there, the Marchioni's, told fire officials they would stay at a hotel after it was determined the house was uninhabitable from smoke and heat damage, Lt. Ed Bulger said. They declined Red Cross assistance.
The husband was transported to South Shore Hospital as a precautionary measure for burns to his hands and around his face.
One of the residents alerted the Braintree Fire Department at 9:05 p.m. to a fire that appeared to have started in a lower level storage room to the back of their garage, Deputy Chief Daniel McDonnell said.
Fire officials were still investigating the cause of the fire and the extent of damages Wednesday night.
Firefighters from Quincy, Randolph and Holbrook also assisted on scene, just south of Peach Street and Saint Clare Parish.
McDonnell said the couple told firefighters they detected the fire in the storage room and evacuated the house after calling 911. The fire did not spread to the rest of the house, but smoke and heat caused damage throughout.
Damage was also heavy in the garage and in a game room behind the garage and above the storage room. Firefighters were able to back a sedan out of the garage when they arrived at the home.