Fire damages Haydenville home’s interior

Firefighters examine the chimney of the house located on 7 Kingsley Ave. in Haydenville, where a fire broke out on Friday morning. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters examine the chimney of the house located on 7 Kingsley Ave. in Haydenville, where a fire broke out on Friday morning. No injuries were reported. STAFF PHOTO/ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

Staff Writer

Published: 12-08-2023 3:50 PM

HAYDENVILLE — Multiple fire departments were called to a 7 Kingsley Ave. home on Friday morning for a structure fire that damaged the interior of the home.

The Williamsburg Fire Department responded to the at about 10:45 a.m. Although no external damage to the home was visible, Deputy Chief Daryl Springman said the home’s inside had been damage, and that the homeowners were working with insurance companies and the town’s building inspector on how to repair the damage.

The road was temporarily closed off to vehicle traffic, with cars being rerouted onto Main Street. The cause of the fire remains undetermined, and there were no injuries as a result of the blaze, Springman said.

The home is owned by David Daley and his wife Jennifer Smedes, according to the Hampshire County Registry of Deeds.

In addition to Williamsburg, firefighters from Northampton, South Deerfield, Goshen and Chesterfield arrived on the site, with mutual aid also being called in from Ashfield and Whatley. Highland Ambulance service and Williamsburg Police Department also were present on the scene.

Alexander MacDougall can be reached at amacdougall@gazettenet.com.

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