Two-Alarm Fire Heavily Damages Vernon Street Home
Fire had a strong head start before firefighters arrived at the scene.
A home at 176 Vernon St. sustained heavy damage as the result of a two-alarm fire, Friday afternoon.
Neighbors called 911 to report the blaze at around 3:50 p.m., according to Deputy Fire Chief Al Vasas. According to town records, the home is owned by June C. Farese. No one was in the single-family ranch at the time the fire broke out.
"It had a pretty good head start by the time we got here," said Vasas.
According to Vasas, the fire appears to have started at the rear of the home or the back porch, where the heaviest damage was. The fire then quickly spread to the attack and burst through the roof.
The blaze was under control in less than a half-hour, but as of 6 p.m., firefighters were still on the scene dealing with "hot spots."
Exact damage estimates are not yet available. Town records indicate the home is assessed at $360,000.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.