Dracut Home Sustains Heavy Damage In Early-Morning Fire (PHOTOS)
Feb 22, 2018 07:47PM
By Bill Gilman
Two-alarm fire at 46 St. James St., Dracut on Thursday, Feb. 22. (Photo courtesy of Dave Avery/Box 72 Incident Photos)
Dracut Fire Department officials are investigating the cause of a two-alarm fire that heavily damaged a St. James Street home Thursday morning.
Firefighters responded to a 911 call at around 5:30 a.m., reporting the blaze in the two-story, single-family home 46 St. James St. First responders reported heavy smoke pouring out the windows on both the first and second floors of the building.
Fire Chief David Brouillette told the Lowell Sun that firefighters were told there might be a person inside the home. However, a search found the building to be empty at the time of the fire.
Firefighters needed about an hour to get the fire under control. They remained on the scene for several hours, dousing "hotspots" and investigating the cause of the fire. Mutual aid was provided by Lowell and Methuen.
The home was built in 1906. According to town records, it is owned by Kevin Moulton and has an assessed value of $201,400.
Attached photos from the fire are were taken by Dave Avery of Box 72 Incident Photos and are published with his permission. More photos from the fire can be found at the Box 72 Incident Photos Facebook page by clicking here.