Huge fire in Hingham

Huge fire in Hingham destroys $3.2 million home
Huge fire in Hingham destroys $3.2 million home

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Huge fire in Hingham destroys $3.2 million home, A massive fire destroyed a multi-million dollar home in Hingham, Massachusetts, on Monday afternoon.

The fire was reported shortly before 1 p.m. on Mann Street. Video from nearby showed flames and smoke that could be seen for miles around.

While the 6,000-square-foot mansion was a complete loss and other homes were damaged, there were no reports of injuries, the department said.

Massive Fire Decimates Multi-Million Dollar Hingham Property

The Hingham Fire Department said in a press release that the fire reached four alerts and spread to at least four other homes.

According to Zillow, the home sold on June 10 for $3.2 million. As of Monday afternoon, all that was left of the building was a chimney.

A nanny and a young boy were reportedly in the house when the fire broke out, and the painter was also working on the second floor.
Everyone managed to get out of the building safely.

At about 12:50 pm, Hingham firefighters responded to 4 Man Street after receiving multiple calls.

The firefighters said that while responding to the scene, they saw a lot of smoke above the house, and decided to sound a second alarm.

The firefighters said that by the time the firefighters reached the house, the flames were already fully lit, and a third alarm was immediately called.

At 1:30 p.m., Fire Chief Stephen Murphy sounded a fourth alarm as the fire continued to spread.

Because the house was located on top of a hill, the firefighters initially had difficulty getting enough water to fight the fire, and had to lay additional hose lines.

Neighbors said the family living in the house moved in just two weeks ago.

Additionally, firefighters said high winds caused the fire to spread quickly and blew hot coals into four other homes nearby.

A house on 2 Man Street was severely damaged and the family members living there were homeless.

Firefighters said three people were inside 4 Man Street when the fire started, but that they escaped safely.

Many homes in the area were also evacuated as a precautionary measure due to the spread of embers in neighboring homes.

Smoke from the fire can be seen for miles.

One family living across the street said they had holes in their roof from wind embers, and the fence briefly caught fire.

Some neighbors were seen spraying their homes with water to prevent the fire from spreading.

Firefighters said the cause and origin of the fire were under investigation by the Hingham Fire Department, Hengham Police Department and the State Police’s Fire and Explosive Investigation Unit.

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