Methuen

Methuen Home Destroyed in ‘Serious Blaze'

Fire officials say the Woodburn Drive home is a complete loss, and damages are estimated to be at least $500,000

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A home was destroyed after it went up in flames Monday in Methuen, Massachusetts.

Aerial footage showed the fire had ripped through the house on Woodburn Drive, and the Methuen Fire Department shared footage of what they called the "serious blaze."

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The residents were quickly evacuated, and no injuries were reported.

Firefighters were still on scene at 6 p.m. and said they encountered water problems, so it took about 60-90 minutes to put out the fire.

With the flames no longer raging, the back of the home is visibly charred, having been reduced to rubble.

Fire officials say the home is a complete loss, and damages are estimated to be at least $500,000.

Firefighters say the blaze started from a lawnmower underneath the deck, which quickly spread into and through the rest of the home. The fire is believed to have been an accident.

Neighbors next-door said they heard a popping sound before the flames could be seen shooting through the roof. The fire also damaged the neighbor's home, including shattering a window and melting the siding.

Aerial footage showed the fire had ripped through the building on Woodburn Drive, and the Methuen Fire Department shared footage of what they called the "serious blaze."
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