Abington: Firefighters beat house fire after knocking down flames twice

Friday’s weather conditions of rain and wind didn’t help Abington firefighters knock down flames that were spreading inside a one-story Doris Drive home.

“The wind was definitely a factor with this. When we went in to initially knock it down, we had to take some of the windows out to allow the heat and smoke to vent from the building…the wind was taking advantage of that and it was starting to feed the fire a couple of times. We had the fire knocked down twice before it lit up one more time and we finally got it the last time,” said Abington Fire Chief John Nuttall

Chief Nuttall said that when his crew arrived just after 12:30PM, they found heavy smoke and some fire pushing out of the rear of the home. They also later found fire in the basement.

The exterior of the home didn’t suffer as much damage as the interior. “I wouldn’t say a total loss. It has major damage to it but they should be able to rebuild it,” explained Chief Nuttall

None of the residents were home at the time.

Chief Nuttall says nothing about the Abington house fire seemed suspicious but the State Fire Marshal is currently helping them determine the cause.

The fire required the assistance of crews from Rockland, Whitman, and Holbrook.

27 Doris Drive, Abington MA

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.