ORANGE, Mass. (WWLP) – Multiple units were sent to a third-alarm fire on Summit Street in Orange Saturday afternoon.

According to the Orange Fire Department, at approximately 12:56 p.m. fire crews were called to 36 Summit Street for a reported house fire.

Multiple units from out of town had to park at the Orange Fire Station because there was not enough room on the street for all the trucks because a first alarm was struck. When fire crews arrived, heavy smoke was seen from the outside and the inside of a 2-1/2 Story wood frame new construction duplex.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Buce

A second alarm was struck and due to the small road, crews were rotated to provide relief for the firefighters working the fire. Crews then made an attack on the outside of the house and then when inside for search and suppression efforts.

Once crews were on the second floor, they were pulled out of the building due to the concern of lightweight construction. The fire crews then moved to try and put the fire out from the outside of the house. Part of the roof system collapsed shortly after fire crews were pulled from the inside.

All of the occupants were accounted for, and there were no injuries. One firefighter was evaluated for injuries but was not sent to the hospital. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Orange Fire Department and the Department of Fire Services Fire Investigation unit. The building is confirmed to be a total loss, which affects two families and children.