Raging blaze destroys home in Orange as firefighters struggle to access water

A raging fire tore through a home in Orange early Wednesday morning as crews struggled to get water to the scene.

Firefighters responding to a report of a blaze on Old South Roud in the area of Route 202 just after 2:30 a.m. found flames engulfing a home, according to Orange Fire Rescue EMS.

Crews were forced to run a tanker shuttle to the scene of the fire due to the lack of hydrants on the road.

“Expect delays in the area and a possible disruption in your water quality,” the department wrote in a post on Facebook.

It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was home when the fire broke out and there was no word on injuries.

In an update shared just before 5 a.m., Orange Fire Rescue EMS said it was working to reopen Route 202.

Old South Road will remain closed until further notice.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

UPDATE 4;50am- we are working on reopening route 202 operations will be confined to old South Road which will remain...

Posted by Orange, MA Fire Rescue EMS on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

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