Firefighters battle blaze on Grover Rd in Ashland

Posted: 10/08/12 at 7:35 am EDT      Last Updated: 10/08/12 at 10:59 pm EDT

ASHLAND, Mass. (WHDH) -- Firefighters were on the scene of a three-alarm house fire in Ashland Monday morning.

They shut down a stretch of Grover Road as fire teams continued to hit the hot spots of the fire.

One of the problems they encountered was that the house was on top of the hill making it difficult to get water at it. They said by the time they got to the scene, the house was fully engulfed and was a total loss.

The house was engulfed in flames all the way up to second story. The neighbor was the first to call 911.

“It was coming out of the back and then it wrapped around the to front-end. Then I heard an explosion. I was freaking out waiting for the fire and police to get here,” said a neighbor.

Firefighters responded to the home on Grover Road just before 7 o’clock in the morning, but the house on the hill had the advantage.

“It's tough, you got a get a lot of water on it really quick. It does take time to hook up hose lines and getting the apparatus in position.”

Fortunately, no one was hurt. The family was away on vacation. Neighbors are saddened by what they will come home to.

“Fortunately they weren't home but I think it will be sad to come home to this.”

Firefighters were expected to be on the scene for several hours as they continued their investigation.

They do not know where the fire originated and said that it’s too early to tell exactly what caused it.

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