Top story: Blaze extensively damages Chatham house
Owner Christopher Wise (center) watches as firefighters battle a blaze at his new home.
CHATHAM - Fire caused extensive damage to a house in Chatham late Tuesday night.
A neighbor spotted the flames at 43 Chatham Heights Road about 11:15 p.m. and called in the alarm.
Arriving firefighters had to assist the occupants out of the building.
Fortunately no one was injured.
Harwich firefighters including a ladder truck helped out at the large two story home which owner Christopher Wise had constructed and just moved into.
The fire apparently started in the chimney and spread into the walls, and then vented out the roof.
It was a stubborn blaze requiring much work from crews to open up the walls and pull down a ceiling to reach it.
At right Harwich firefighter Matthew Eldredge was able to save some precious family photos and other items.
Photos by Jake O'Callaghan.
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