Firefighters controlled a raging house fire in Ludlow

Tanker trucks were used to bring water to put out the fire

Fire in Ludlow, Mass. at Alden and Poole streets on November 14, 2016. (Photo Submitted through Report-it)
Fire in Ludlow, Mass. at Alden and Poole streets on November 14, 2016. (Photo Submitted through Report-it)

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Fire Officials told 22News the fire got a head start, and burned out of control for a while, Monday night. Flames engulfed a one family house at 786 Poole Street in Ludlow.

Ludlow Fire Deputy Chief James Machado told 22News an off-duty firefighter reported the fire at about 6:15 p.m. Monday. He said no one was home and no one was hurt, but he’s not sure how many people lived there.

ludlow-fire-1Deputy Machado said they had a problem fighting this fire because there are no fire hydrants on Poole Street. They were filling up tanker trucks at another location and bringing them back here.

When 22News arrived around 6:30 p.m., there were multiple fire trucks, police cruisers and an ambulance blocking the street. Massive flames and heavy smoke could be seen from behind the tall trees in the area.

ludlow-fireThe two-story home was a total loss. Deputy Machado said they had the fire under control, but wasn’t completely out late Monday night. He said the cause will be determined by Ludlow Fire Investigators and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Poole Street was closed from the Belchertown Line to East Street in Ludlow while firefighters worked to control the flames. It is now back open.

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