Fire damages Chesterfield home

Staff Report

Published: 04-10-2023 2:16 PM

CHESTERFIELD — An electrical fire at a home on Bryant Street drew numerous fire crews and caused an estimated $150,000 in damage Saturday afternoon, Fire Chief David Hewes said.

The single-family home’s residents were not at home at the time, and no one was injured in the fire, Hewes said.

He said a neighbor saw smoke coming from the house and called the Fire Department around noon. Access to the home on a single-lane dirt road was problematic, but the fire was quickly put out, Hewes said.

The problem lay with the construction of the building, which has multiple additions with multiple roofs.

“We were concerned that once the fire got in there, it would be tough to get out,” Hewes said. “That’s why we called in a lot of help.”

Besides Chesterfield, responding departments included Williamsburg Goshen, Cummington, Worthington, Westhampton, Peru, Windsor, Ashfield, Huntington and Plainfield, Hewes said. Support was provided by Hinsdale, Highland Ambulance, Northampton for dispatching, and the State Police Fire Marshal’s Office.

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Fire officials are still investigating the cause, which Hewes said was electrical. The scene was cleared by 6 p.m.