MERRIMAC, Mass. — A three-alarm fire tore through a Merrimac home and sent three firefighters to the hospital Sunday afternoon.
Fire Chief Larry Fisher said firefighters responded to the Skunk Road home around 2:15 p.m. and were forced back by “extremely heavy flames.”
Flames spread rapidly to nearby brush and wood, which posed a threat to power in the area, Fisher said. Firefighters also faced water supply and pressure issues at nearby hydrants.
Two firefighters were hospitalized for injuries, and a third was treated for a heart-related medical emergency, according to Fisher.
The home is expected to be a total loss.
Fisher credited the efforts of Merrimac firefighters, nearby departments and the DCR Forest Fire Control and Forestry Division for preventing the fire’s spread and bringing it under control.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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