Officials Respond to Needham House Fire, Explosions - NECN

Officials Respond to Needham House Fire, Explosions

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    Fire Destroys House, Ignites Brush Fire in Needham

    A five alarm blaze destroyed a Needham home and led to a brush fire in a marsh behind the property Saturday afternoon. Officials say no one was home at the time of the fire. (Published Saturday, May 11, 2019)

    Fire officials responded to a five-alarm house fire in Needham, Massachusetts, with reports of explosions Saturday.

    Fire Chief Dennis Condon said Saturday afternoon that the house fire had been put out, but the house at 94 Brookside Road was a total loss.

    At this point, the fire is mostly burning in a marsh behind the house. Officials are working to protect surrounding houses from the flames.

    Condon says the fire is difficult to control because of wind.

    Officials Battle House, Brush Fire in Needham

    [NECN] Officials Battle House, Brush Fire in Needham

    Officials have been able to put out the fire at the Needham home, but they say a brush fire in the marsh behind the home is now of concern.

    (Published Saturday, May 11, 2019)

    The fire began in the rear of the house, and the reported explosions were believed to be propane or aerosol inside of the house, Condon said.

    Neighbor Katherine Chan says no one was home at the time of the fire. The mother is out of town at a conference and the father and their three children were not home, Chan said.

    She also said she heard what sounded like explosions coming from the house.

    "It's just explosions, loud 'pop...' it was too close. I feel very sorry for the family. I couldn't imagine when they come home there's not a home to come home to," Chan said. 

    No one was found inside of the home, Condon said. One firefighter sustained a minor eye injury and was treated at the scene.

    Brookside Road is closed between Wellesley Avenue and Forest Street in Needham.

    Crews Battling Five-Alarm Fire in Needham

    [NECN] Crews Battling Five-Alarm Fire in Needham

    Officials are responding to a house in Needham and a marsh behind it after a massive fire broke out Saturday afternoon.

    (Published Saturday, May 11, 2019)

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