MEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - A massive fire ripped through and destroyed a Medford home owned by the son of Senator Elizabeth Warren Tuesday morning.
The senator herself could be seen surveying the damage of Alexander Warren’s residence on Terrace Road after crews from multiple communities put out the flames.
Firefighters responded to the scene off of Governor’s Avenue around 1 a.m. and remained on scene through the morning to monitor for hot spots.
At one point, flames and heavy smoke took over the two and a half-story home while the windows were blown out.
Medford Fire Chief John Freedman said no one was injured, as the home was under construction and vacant, but nearby homes were evacuated.
Officials said the elevation of the home made it difficult to extinguish the fire and they had water pressure challenges.
“I deeply appreciate the efforts of the firefighters who worked through the night to put out a fire at our son’s house,” Warren said in a statement. “I am grateful that everyone is safe and request privacy for our family.”
A family member who was with Warren told 7NEWS that it had been “a really bad morning.”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
According to city records, the home was valued at $1.3 million.
Officials with the state Department of Fire Services said preliminary evidence suggested the fire started in the left rear area of the home’s first floor. Officials said the fire does not appear suspicious, though an investigation was ongoing as of Wednesday morning.
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