Firefighters save home; pellet stove suspected
Fire at 16 Lincloln St in Greenfield Thursday night. Recorder/Paul Franz
Fire at 16 Linclon St in Greenfield Thursday night. Recorder/Paul Franz
GREENFIELD — A fire in the wall of a single-family home was quickly brought under control Thursday night.
“I had just turned the pellet stove off, when I saw smoke coming out of the electrical outlet,” said Robert Broussard outside of 16 Lincoln St., where he has lived since 2001.
“I unplugged the stove, but I noticed the wall was getting really hot, and I saw flames coming out of the (outdoor) vent, so I called the fire department.”
Broussard called the fire in at about 6:30 p.m., and firefighters were there in short order. He said he was home alone when the fire broke out; his family was out of town.
Fire Chief Robert Strahan said the fire was brought under control quickly. Strahan said the fire extended into the second-floor space, but was kept within the walls.
The chief said firefighters had not yet confirmed that the pellet stove was the source of the fire.
“We’re doing everything we can to get the resident back in tonight,” Strahan said.
Firefighters began to clear the scene after allowing Broussard back into his home at about 7:30 p.m. The homeowner said his insurance should cover any damage to his house.