Three escape early morning house fire

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WESTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A total of nine fire departments battled an early morning house fire in the Hampshire county town of Westhampton.

Westhampton Fire Chief Christopher Norris told 22News that two adults and their young grandchild all made it out before the flames took over the home. They are now staying with family nearby.

The house is on Parson’s Family Farm property on Easthampton Road. Chief Norris told 22News that the farm has been a fully-operating farming business, selling milk, cheese, and eggs for over 100 years.

Chief Norris also told 22News water supply was a challenge in fighting this fire. He said Westhampton has no municipal water supply meaning there is no hydrant system. Instead they used the help of other fire departments to truck water in. Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton, Chesterfield, Hatfield, Willamsburg, Cummington, Worthington, and Huntington all helped with tanker trucks to keep water available.

Firefighters will be watching the home closely throughout the morning to make sure the flames don’t reignite. The State’s Fire Marshal is expected to investigate what started the fire.

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