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Damage in Lancaster House Blaze Estimated at $700G; Pet Rabbit OK

October 29, 2017 GMT

LANCASTER -- No one was injured and a pet rabbit was rescued unharmed from the three-alarm fire that heavily damaged a three-story house at a sprawling estate on George Hill Road on Friday afternoon, according to the fire chief.

The house has been deemed uninhabitable, with an estimated $700,000 in damage to the 6,318 square-foot home, Fire Chief Michael Hanson said in a statement.

The house is just one of several structures that make up George Hill Road estate, but it was the only one damaged damaged by the fire. The fire was reported at 2:30 p.m. Friday and quickly spread from the first to the second and third floors.


“With limited manpower, a second and third alarm were sounded bringing mutual aid from Clinton, Sterling, Leominster, Devens, Shirley, Harvard, Bolton, Hudson and West Boylston,” Hanson said in the statement. “Ayer, Lunenburg and Boylston covered the Lancaster station.”