CONCORD (AP) — Firefighters are battling a large blaze at a mansion in the Boston suburbs Friday.
Flames were seen shooting out of the roof of the 6,500-square-foot home in Concord. Other nearby fire departments have been called to assist.
Concord Assistant Chief Walter Latta tells WCVB-TV the homeowners are away and no injuries have been reported.
He said the fire response has been complicated by the home's remote location.
Firefighters requested other departments provide water tankers so they could get water to the house to pump into their fire hoses.
Town records show the home was built in 1897, has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, and is valued at nearly $3 million.
Concord is a historic town northwest of Boston that was the site of Revolutionary War battles and a famed 19th century literary community that included poet Ralph Waldo, writer Henry David Thoreau and Little Women author Louisa May Alcott.
Elsewhere in Massachusetts, firefighters also responded to a fire at a four-unit home in Hull, a town south of Boston, around 4 a.m. Friday.
Four people were hospitalized for undisclosed injuries and about 16 residents were impacted.
The cause of that fire is being investigated, but officials say it appears to have begun on the first floor and quickly reached the attic.