HAMPDEN, Mass. (WWLP) - Firefighters in Hampden have gained control of a massive fire that engulfed a house at 283 Somers Road for more than two hours..
The fire, which started around 8:20, destroyed the two-story colonial-style, single family home. The firefighters have controlled that fire and made sure that all the flames died down.
According to Wilbraham Fire Captain Peter Nothe, the Hampden PD informed him that fire departments from East Longmeadow, Monson, Wilbraham, and Somers, CT, assisted in controlling the fire.
Portable tanks were set up on the street to draw water because there are no hydrants in the area; unfortunately the roof of the house collapsed and a transformer blew up on a pole outside the house.
No one was in the house at the time due to the fact that work was being done to the house. There are no reports of any injuries. The American Red Cross sent an "incident team" to help the firefighters and anyone else who needed assistance.
This is the second of two fires in western Mass. on Friday night; the first fire was in Wales on 14 Main Street .