No Injuries in 3-alarm Blaze
WILMINGTON -- Four occupants of a Nassau Avenue home escaped injuries early Thursday morning when part of the single-family home caught fire, triggering three alarms.
At around 3:30 a.m., firefighters responded to 38 Nassau Ave. for the blaze in the attached garage.
The four occupants of the home were able to get outside. There were no reported injuries and Fire Chief Joseph MacMahon said everyone was out of the house when the first engines arrived.
There is a possibility the fire began from the jacuzzi in the yard next to the garage.
“That’s what they’re looking at, yes,” MacMahon said. “Nothing has been confirmed yet. That does look like the place of origin.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Larry Day, who has been living across the street from the home for about a year said he was asleep when the blaze broke out.
“I just feel terrible and I’m glad nobody was hurt,” Day said. “They’re a really good family. Hopefully there’s not a lot of damage and they can rebuild.”
According to the Wilmington Persons Listed book, the Langone family lives at the home.
The fire was contained to the garage. It took firefighters about 90 minutes to get everything under control. Area departments, including Tewksbury, Billerica, Burlington and Andover, helped in the coordinated team effort.
“The crew made a really great stop from getting (the fire) into the house,” MacMahon said. “The house only has smoke damage and a little water damage. But the garage, the top floor is totaled.”
Sun reporter Kori Tuitt contributed to this report.