Lynnfield firefighters were joined by colleagues from several towns Tuesday afternoon in putting out a house fire at 10 Lowell Street.
A report of a house fire in town went out soon after 5 p.m., and in less than an hour it went to a second alarm. The fire itself was put out in relatively short order and there was little visible damage seen from the street on the exterior of the large gray home, except for a hole in the roof.
At the scene, Lynnfield Fire Chief Joseph Lingel reported that the homeowners had just had a new dryer delivered, and soon after starting it up, they called to report smoke and fire in the house. As firefighters finished up at the scene, a worker could actually be seen wheeling the home's old dryer away.
The fire reportedly spread by way of the walls into the attic, and fire personnel had to cut two holes in the roof. The chief said that the home had suffered what appeared to be moderate damage inside.
Personnel and equipment from both Lynnfield stations responded to the scene. Middleton, North Reading and Wakefield also reportedly provided aid.
Both Zillow.com and Trulia.com list the address as a 4,500 square foot 3- or 4-bedroom home built in 1940.
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