Deputy fire chief says Montgomery home “a total loss” after fire

The cause is not yet known

MONTGOMERY, Mass. (WWLP) – A family lost their home to fire in Montgomery Tuesday morning.

Montgomery Deputy Fire Chief Chris Galipeau told 22News no one was home at the time, but the nearly 200-year-old house is a total loss.

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The fire started on New State Road around 11:30 Tuesday morning.

It took firefighters from five towns three hours to put out the fire.

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This was the Montgomery’s volunteer Fire Department’s first major fire since the loss of Fire Chief, Steven Frye, back in December.

“It is a small town, we typically don’t have very many fires to begin with,” Montgomery Fire Department Captain Jeff Brown told 22News. “You just, we know we all have a job to do. We’re a tight department. We all try to pull together and do what we need to do.”

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Fire fighters were successful in preventing the fire from spreading to the barns on the property.

The cause is not yet known.