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Vacant Home Sustains Heavy Damage In 2-Alarm Fire

Apr 26, 2017 03:25PM ● By Bill Gilman

This home at 133 Phineas St. sustained heavy damage in a fire Sunday night. (Photo courtesy of @davery37 Twitter account)

Dracut Fire Department officials are investigating the cause of a two-alarm fire that heaving damaged a single-family home Sunday night.

According to scanner reports, the blaze broke out in a residence at 133 Phineas St. just before 9 p.m.

First-responders found the building fully involved. They also learned the home had been vacant, for several years, leading to a decision not to enter the building and fight the fire from the exterior.

By the time firefighters were able to get the fire knocked down, the  2 1/2 story wood building sustained significant damage, mostly to the second floor and the attic. There were no injuries reported.

According to records from the Dracut Assessor's office, the property is owned by Skandalis Photine and Portia Kornilakis of Orleans, Mass. with an assessed value of $326,400. It sits on roughly 20 acres of land.

Attached photos of the fire are published courtesy of @davery37. Additional photos can be found at Box 72 Incident Photos.

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