Early morning blaze destroys home under construction in Lexington

LEXINGTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A home that was under construction in Lexington and nearing completion was destroyed by a raging blaze that broke out early Wednesday morning.

Crews responding to a two-alarm fire at a home on Jefferson Drive near Grove Street around 2 a.m. found the structure engulfed in flames, according to the Lexington Fire Department.

Officials say firefighters had little trouble knocking down the flames but the home has been deemed a total loss.

The home was unoccupied when the fire broke out. Some neighborhood residents were evacuated as a precaution.

No injuries were reported.

Erik Koziel, who witnessed the inferno, says he was shocked to wake up to the sight of firetrucks lining the street.

“When I came over, the flames were coming up out of the sides, out of the windows,” he said. “It looked like the roof had already collapsed in. It just picked up really fast.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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