Fire ravages Northampton home, no one injured

  • Fire crews on the scene of a structure fire at 1041 Burts Pit Road, Northampton, May 30, 2019. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—

  • Fire crews on the scene of a structure fire at 1041 Burts Pit Road, Northampton, May 30, 2019. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—

  • Fire at a home on Burts Pit Road in Northampton Thursday, May 30, 2019. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Fire at a home on Burts Pit Road in Northampton Thursday, May 30, 2019. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Fire at a home on Burts Pit Road in Northampton Thursday, May 30, 2019. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

Staff Writer 
Published: 5/30/2019 12:46:21 PM

NORTHAMPTON – Firefighters extinguished a house fire at 1041 Burts Pit Road that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage on Thursday afternoon, according to Assistant Fire Chief Jon Davine. 

A passing truck driver reported to police smoke coming from the one-story, ranch-style home at approximately 12:26 p.m., Davine said. He said the driver attempted to douse flames on the side of the house with a garden hose. 

The house was empty at the time of the fire started and its cause remains under investigation, Davine said. By 12:45 p.m., half-a-dozen firefighters were hosing down the building’s carport and several fire trucks, an ambulance and police cruisers were on the scene. The fire was put out by 1:30 p.m. 

The property is listed as belonging to Mildred and Reynaldo Jimenez, according to the Hampshire Registry of Deeds.  

“Most of the damage was in the attic,” Davine said, adding that earlier this spring, a large branch had fallen on the roof of the home and caused significant damage. 

Luis Fieldman can be reached at lfieldman@gazettenet.com 




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