MONSON, Mass. (WWLP) – On Thursday night, multiple fire crews were called to a large basement fire in Monson.

According to the Monson Fire Department, at 9:22 p.m. on Thursday, the Westcomm Regional Dispatch alerted the fire department to a house fire on Bogan Road with reports of flames in the basement. When crews arrived, they observed heavy fire conditions throughout the entire basement.

The first crews made a brief interior attack before they were pulled back from the fire. Because of the volume of fire, downed power lines, and multiple explosions, a second alarm was ordered.

Firefighters said they had to use lake water to put out the flames because there were no hydrants nearby.

Crews were forced to move into a defensive position and put out the fire from the outside. Action Ambulance, Brimfield Fire Department, Hampden Fire Department, Palmer Fire Department, and the Wilbraham Fire Department assisted with the fire.