SHREWSBURY — Chief James Vuona reports that the Shrewsbury Fire Department battled a fire on Manor Road Saturday morning.
Firefighters arrived on scene after a 911 call came in at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 from the owner of a home at 45 Manor Road.
Engine 2 was the first to arrive on scene, and firefighters witnessed heavy flames exiting a window on the right side of the structure. The fire spread through the first and second floors and into the attic.
Firefighters confirmed that all of the occupants had exited the building by the time crews arrived.
Crews aggressively worked to extinguish the flames. A frozen hydrant delayed the water supply available to firefighters, but crews were able to access and use a hydrant approximately one-tenth of a mile down the road.
The fire was under control by around 8:05 a.m.
There were no injuries to occupants or firefighters.
Firefighters from Northborough and Westborough assisted in mitigating the incident.
The house sustained significant damage and is believed to be a total loss.
A total of seven people have been displaced as a result of the fire, and the American Red Cross is assisting them with temporary housing.
“Despite unforeseen difficulties with a frozen hydrant, our firefighters acted quickly to extinguish this fire as soon as possible and we are fortunate none of the residents of the home or firefighters were injured,” Chief Vuona said. “As always we appreciate the assistance we received from neighboring fire crews as well.”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Massachusetts Fire District 14 and State Police assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.