A Thursday night chimney fire spread into the walls of a First Street home, causing damage to the house.
The fire broke out shortly before 9:45 p.m. at 110 First St. Residents had a fire burning in the fireplace when they noticed a chemical smell, resident Tony Di Lorenzo said.
“I started looking around, and I heard a sound that wasn’t the fire in the fireplace,” Di Lorenzo said as firefighters continued to battle the stubborn blaze. “I came outside, and we had flames on the outside of the chimney.”
Di Lorenzo, his wife and their daughter evacuated unharmed.
Firefighters from Scotia and surrounding departments fought the fire, which spread from the fireplace area into the home’s adjacent walls. Smoke could be seen coming from the wall and the attic, though the main structure remained intact.