April 04, 2020

Fire destroys vacant farmhouse in Dedham

DEDHAM – Fire officials are investigating a fire that destroyed a vacant farmhouse on the Bald Mountain Road late Monday night.

The fire was noticed by a passer-by and called in at about 10:30 p.m., according to Dedham Fire Chief Frank Myatt. The building was fully involved at that time, Myatt said.

“It was pretty well gone,” he said. “It was still standing when we got there, but there was not much left.”

The roof collapsed shortly after firefighters arrived on the scene, which made it more difficult to fight the fire. Although they had it under control within a half hour, firefighters were on the scene until after 4 a.m. putting out hot spots. They were called back to the scene at about 6 a.m. after the fire flared up again. No one was injured in the blaze.

The building has been vacant for about two years and there was no power running to the house, Myatt said. An investigator from the State Fire Marshal’s Office is expected to inspect the site today.

About 25 or 30 firefighters from Dedham, Eddington, Ellsworth and Holden responded to the fire.

Correction: A shorter version of this article appeared in the Final edition.

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