Crews brave bitter temps to battle blaze in Billerica

BILLERICA, MASS. (WHDH) - Firefighters braved frigid conditions while battling a house fire in Billerica Monday night.

Crews responding to Andover Street just before 8 p.m. found flames and thick smoke had engulfed a home.

Battling the blaze proved difficult for firefighters as wind chills dipped below zero.

“We’re having difficulty with water,” Billerica Deputy Chief Tom Ferraro said. “It probably took us a good hour to get a water supply. We have frozen hydrants, hydrants that haven’t been shoveled out, and hydrants that have been plowed in by private contractors.”

Officials temporarily shut down a portion of Andover Road.

It is unclear if anyone was inside the home.

No firefighters were injured.

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