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3-Alarm Fire Destroys Winery

The fire at the Obadiah McIntyre Farm and Winery at 44 Old Worcester Road broke out around 10:30 p.m.

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    Owner Devastated After Winery Destroyed by Fire

    The fire at the Obadiah McIntyre Farm and Winery at 44 Old Worcester Road broke out around 10:30 p.m. (Published Monday, Aug. 3, 2015)

    An award-winning Charlton, Massachusetts, winery was destroyed in a 3-alarm fire late Sunday night, and the owner says he has lost "everything."

    The fire at the Obadiah McIntyre Farm and Winery at 44 Old Worcester Road broke out around 10:30 p.m. Twelve different fire departments responded.

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    Officials say there was no water supply and spaces were tight in which to fight the fire.

    Owner Nathan Benjamin said he lost everything in the fire.

    "We were here from the time the fire started at 10:30 until I gave up around 4:30 because I couldn't stand watching it go anymore. And it is, I lost, 108 medals, I lost my double-gold medals, I lost everything that I work for behind me starting in 2000, it's all gone," he said. "I can't describe how I feel. It's almost like a 'death in the family' kind of thing. It's like a friend is gone."

    Fire Chief Charles Cloudier said, "The state police is working on the cause of the fire at this point. We don't know exactly what the cause is. We have an area of determination they are going to be looking at. But from that point there we don't really have a cause at this point."

    There were no reported injuries.

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