On Saturday afternoon, a massive fire broke out at a residence in Stoughton, Massachusetts, after neighbors reported hearing explosions in the area. Firefighters from various nearby communities rushed to the scene to assist. The fire was at 2351 Central Street, with smoke visible for miles around.
While responding to a separate fire in the area, the Stoughton Fire Department received the call for the Central Street blaze. Upon arriving at the scene, the firefighters were met with intense flames and were forced to fight the fire from the outside, as it was too advanced to be fought from the inside. Their primary focus was to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.
Firefighters from numerous fire departments, including Canton, Sharon, Easton, Avon, Brockton, Randolph, Holbrook, Dedham, Braintree, Westwood, and Foxborough, provided assistance to the Stoughton firefighters.
The firefighters remained at the scene for several hours to ensure that the fire was fully extinguished. The house is located near the Canton and Sharon town lines, and no injuries were reported. The family of four who lived in the house was not at home at the time of the fire, according to the Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services.