Fire Destroys Vacant Home in West Stafford

Firefighters from several departments responded to Handel Road in West Stafford after a fire started in a vacant home and caused the house to collapse. 

The fire was reported just before 1 a.m. West Stafford Fire Chief Joe Lorenzetti, who said he lives just a few minutes away, found the 2,000 square foot home engulfed when he arrived. 

“The house was a total loss on arrival, so rather than risk injuries to personnel or damaging equipment, it was basically a wet down operation,” Lorenzetti said. 

It took around three hours for firefighters to put out the fire. 


No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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