LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – One person was injured in a fast spreading fire Wednesday afternoon at a home on Jerad Drive.
Ludlow Fire Chief Ryan Pease told 22News one resident was home when the fire started. The person called 911 to report the fire and tried to evacuate with their pets. Pease said the person received minor injuries in the fire and an unknown amount of dogs and cats are still missing from the home at this time.
Fire crews arrived within three minutes of the call and found the home completely on fire with wind making the fire spread rapidly. Due to no dedicated water supply in the area, water tank trucks from Ludlow, Granby, Palmer and Westover were called in to help put out the fire.
The fire was put out within an hour of arriving to the home. Crews stay at the home for several hours after the fire Wednesday night to wet down the area. An underground propane tank was also damaged in the fire and began leaking. The propane company assisted in maintaining the tank.
Chief Pease says the home is a total loss and the American Red Cross is assisting the four residents of the house.
A photo shared to 22News by a viewer showed the home on fire with a large amount of smoke as well.
MAP: Jerad Drive in Ludlow
State Police, Ludlow Fire and the State Fire Marshall’s Office are investigating the cause of the fire but Chief Pease said it doesn’t appear to be suspicious. No firefighters were injured while they worked to put out the fire.