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Massive Fire Burns at Waterfront Home in Hull

The blaze was reported around 5:50 p.m. on Q Street, not far from Nantasket Beach

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A massive fire is burning in a waterfront building in Hull, Massachusetts, on Monday afternoon.

The blaze broke out around 5:40 p.m. on Q Street, not far from Nantasket Beach. Fire officials say no one was home at the time, but that a dog was killed.

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Aerial footage from NBC10 Boston's Sky Ranger helicopter showed the moment when part of the home collapsed.

"I saw a pretty big inferno fire, from obviously a big house, and that's when the firemen promptly responded," said Dennis Fedor, who witnessed the fire.

"I saw a pretty big inferno fire, from obviously a big house, and that's when the firemen promptly responded," said Dennis Fedor, who witnessed the fire.

"The whole front of the house was engulfed in flames," said neighbor Janet Scribner. "It just kind of blew through the whole house and out the back again."

Heavy flames and smoke could be seen pouring from the building, as firefighters attacked the flames with multiple streams of water. Portions of the building appeared to be collapsing.

"It was very terrifying. It was just so amazing to see how quickly — of course with the wind, too — how quickly it just engulfed the whole house," Scribner said.

The heat from the fire was so intense, it melted the siding on a home across the street.

"Everything was on fire when the crews got here, so there was a lot of fire for them to contend with, but did a tremendous job keeping this to one house and not losing the whole block," said Hull Fire Chief Chris Russo.

Zillow says the 2,700-square-foot building has six bedrooms and seven baths, and its value is in the millions.

Fire departments from multiple neighboring communities, including Hanover, Weymouth and Hingham, were being called to the scene to help battle the blaze.

Hull, which has just over 10,000 residents, is located in Plymouth County, on a peninsula at the southern edge of Boston Harbor.

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