State fire marshal looking into cause of Ludlow house fire

Owner was out-of-town at the time

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Hours after the fire started, what was once a home on Center Street in Ludlow is now a pile of smoldering debris.

The state fire marshal is looking into the cause of the early morning fire at 1400 Center Street. Ludlow Fire Captain Ryan Pease told 22News that the owner of the home was out of town at the time of the fire, and has been contacted. He said the house had been in the process of being sold.

Early morning fire destroyed home in Ludlow

Pease noted that there are no fire hydrants on the section of Center Street where the house is located, but that would not have made a difference, because by the time firefighters got there, there were already flames shooting out of the building.

“I truly believe if there was a hydrant in front of the house, the outcome of this fire would not have been different,” Pease said.

The nearest house to 1400 Center Street is about 40 to 50 yards away, and Pease said that if a fire of this magnitude would have happened in a more densely-settled area, more houses could have been damaged.

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