Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Fire Department released this statement on Facebook regarding a morning fire Feb. 8:
At 7:45 am we received a 911 call from the homeowner at 45 Manor Road stating there was a structure fire. The caller informed us that all of the occupants had exited the building. Engine two and car 3 (shift commander vehicle) arrived in less than three minutes. On arrival, there was heavy fire exiting a window on the delta (right) side of the structure. The fire fully involved the entire first floor and had spread to the attic via the exterior siding through the soffit vents. Fire attack began on the exterior, and a hose line was deployed through the front door to extinguish the first-floor fire. The water supply to our apparatus was delayed due to a frozen hydrant. We were able to use a hydrant located 800’ away. The fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes. Firefighters from Northborough and Westborough assisted us in mitigating the incident. There were no injuries to occupants or firefighters. The house sustained significant damage and is likely a total loss.