The cold weather prompted a mutual aid response to a single-alarm blaze which caused “significant damage” Wednesday afternoon to a home in Groveland.
According to Groveland Fire Chief Robert B. Lay, crews responded at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday to a house fire at 237 Main St., a short distance from the Central Fire Station. Crews were on hand within minutes and reported fire and smoke showing on arrival. Lay praised the work of fire crews.
“Our Groveland firefighters arrived quickly and were able to save this home despite a quickly growing fire and extremely cold conditions, which always make firefighting difficult,” Lay said. “I also want to thank our neighboring communities for their support and mutual aid this afternoon.”
The fire was knocked down, and there were no injuries to residents or first responders. Mutual aid was provided by Georgetown, West Newbury and Boxford fire crews.
The origin and cause are under investigation. Groveland Police and the State Fire Marshal’s Office were also requested to assist Groveland Fire with their investigation.
Boxford Fire Department crews covered the South Groveland Station, while a West Newbury engine provided additional manpower in the cold weather, and the Georgetown Fire Department provided their ladder truck at the scene of the fire.