WARE, Mass. (WWLP) - Two people are homeless after an intense fire destroyed their home at 60 Chestnut Street in the town of Ware Saturday.
A passerby called the Ware Fire Department shortly after 5 Saturday evening to report heavy smoke. Ware Fire Lieutenant Mark Lynch told 22News the home was set back in the woods away from the main road, so the fire was already raging before anyone noticed.
"It was pretty much a defensive attack right from the beginning," said Lynch.,"there wasn't much we could do at that point."
Lynch said the older couple who lived at 60 Chestnut weren't home at the time. They arrived back home around 7:30 to find their house completely destroyed.
There's no word yet on whether there were any pets inside.
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