Pair displaced by Orange house fire
ORANGE — A single-family home was severely damaged in a late-night fire.
At 11:25 p.m. Thursday, firefighters received a report of smoke filling the home at 61 Eagleville Road.
“When we got there, there were flames coming out of the front of the building,” said Capt. James Young Jr.
Two adults were home, said Young, but they made it out safely, along with their dog.
Young said he believes the house may be a total loss, though the building inspector had yet to make a determination Friday afternoon. Young said that the homeowner had fire insurance.
The fire started between the basement crawlspace and the floor of the one-story house, said Young. In a preliminary report, said Young, the state fire marshal deemed that the fire was electrical in nature.
Whether it needs to be torn down or can be rebuilt, the building is currently uninhabitable. Young said the American Red Cross was called to assist the displaced residents.
Orange firefighters were assisted by the Athol, Warwick and New Salem fire departments at the scene, while Royalston firefighters provided cover at the station.