Thursday, April 7, 2011
Salem MA: Common and a House On Fire
We were walking through Salem Common when we saw a crowd gathering and black smoke rising from a house in the distant.
We walked towards it to see what was happening and saw trucks and firemen surround and aiming their hoses at a house on fire. At one point, we saw flames coming up through the roof. We stood with the crowd and watched as the house was being ruined by the fire within and the hose water smashing through windows and tearing up planks on the front of the house.
Later we learned from the evening news that there was an old lady in the house when the fire occurred, and fortunately she got out. No info as to how the fire started.