Fire consumes 2-story house; lightening likely to blame

by beth on August 14, 2016

Post image for Fire consumes 2-story house; lightening likely to blame

Above: By the time emergency personnel were alerted to a house on fire in Southborough this morning, it was too late. (image posted to Facebook by Southborough Fire Department)

This morning, the Southborough Fire Department responded to a fire. The house was already engulfed in flames when the crew arrived. The 2 story home at 1 Michael Circle was destroyed. Lightening is blamed as the likely culprit.

Fortunately, no one was harmed. Homeowners were away and our firefighters, with help from neighboring crews, were able to keep the fire from spreading to other homes.

Twitter started sharing news that SFD was responding to a fire at 5:22 am this morning. (Initial tweets misidentified the address as 15 Darlene Drive.) Grim pictures tweeted at 5:31 am revealed that the house was destroyed.

This afternoon, the SFD posted pictures and more details: 

Google maps images below show what the house looked like before the fire. (Click to enlarge.)

1 Michael Circle front view prior to the fire (image from google maps) 1 Michael Circle, viewed from Darlene Drive, prior to the fire (image from google maps)

1 Forrest Musselman August 15, 2016 at 4:53 PM

Hi Beth, has anything been set up via Facebook or anywhere else so we can help assist this family with any needs, meals, etc?

2 beth August 16, 2016 at 7:08 AM

I’ve been in contact with a neighbor. They are working on a collection effort and will get details to me soon. (I’m hoping today.) Once that information is finalized, I plan to run a post letting people know how they can help.

3 David August 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM

“Fire consumes 2-story house; lightening likely to blame”

Of course, you mean “lightning” without an “e.” Lightening is what happens when you add too much bleach to the wash. Otherwise, great work!

Previous post:

Next post: