An early morning fire in Southfield destroyed an 1850-eras home in the village.
NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — An early morning fire Friday in Southfield damaged one building and destroyed another on Norfolk Road.
The 1800s-era single-family home at 155 Norfolk Road was destroyed and the neighboring former Baptist Church damaged. It took several hours for firefighters to contain the blaze. The fires occurred not far from the New Marlborough Fire Station.
"The house was fully involved and beyond saving," Fire Chief Charles Loring III told ABC's News10. "So we concentrated on the church, the church turned into a home. We concentrated on that and were able to save it."
The call came in around 3 a.m. and at least eight area fire companies arrived at the scene. No one was reported injured.
Video courtesy of David Edelman.
Beware the ides of March...
An inferno consumed a home in idyllic Southfield, MA early today, nearly taking with it the neighboring old Baptist Church. The latter was saved, and there were no injuries reported. Thankful for fire fighters.
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