Crews extinguish house fire in Amesbury

AMESBURY, MA (WHDH) - Amesbury fire officials were able put out a house fire on Tuesday.

According to Amesbury Fire, they received reports of a fire at home at 82 Congress Street just after 11:30 a.m.

The home is a three story, wood frame, single family house. The fire was contained to the first and second floors, along with the side porch.

A woman was inside the house when the fire started but safely evacuated before crews arrived.

Crews were able put the fire out by just after 12:30 p.m.

Fire Chief Berkenbush estimated that there was $100,000 in damage.

“This was a large fire that required a lot of manpower,” said Chief Berkenbush.

“Thank you to our neighboring fire departments who provided assistance today, allowing us to control the fire quickly and efficiently,” he added. 

Crews from Salisbury, Newburyport, Merrimac, and eight other towns responded and assisted Amesbury Fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Amesbury Fire Rescue.

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