Fire at house in Worthington amid severe storm

WORTHINGTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Firefighters in western Hampshire County worked Sunday night to put out a massive fire in a house on Thrasher Hill Rd. in the town of Worthington.

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Worthington Fire Lt. Kevin Porter told 22News that no one was home when the fire started, but the house was destroyed, and the home’s single resident will now have to find a new place to live.

Firefighters from Goshen, Chesterfield, Peru and others all helped fight the fire. They had to fill tanks with water and then pump it up to the home.

The fire came amid severe thunderstorms that moved through western Massachusetts Sunday night, but it has not been officially determined whether it was caused by a lightning strike.

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