Amherst home damaged in fire

AMHERST – A fire damaged a two-story home in Amherst on the morning of Nov. 8. No injuries were reported.

The house at 123 Amherst St. was reported burning around 5 a.m., and crews were on the scene for several hours, according to Fire Chief Mark Boynton.

Crews were dispatched shortly after 5 a.m. to the single-family home for a report of a fire within the walls. The fire had extended into the attic, to the first and second floors and through the roof by the time engines were able to negotiate a slippery mile or so from the station, Boynton said.

Two adults were home and were unhurt, but the second floor was heavily damaged and moderate damage was done on the first floor, making the building uninhabitable, Boynton said.

“It took us awhile to dig it out,” he said.

A phone listing says Eleanor and Richard Carr are the occupants of 123 Amherst St.

– Cabinet Staff