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Fire rips through West Bridgewater home

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WEST BRIDGEWATER (WHDH) -

Frigid temperatures caused problems for firefighters in West Bridgewater as a fire tore through a home on Ash Street early Thursday morning.

“That first hydrant they found was frozen which meant they had to try and find another hydrant. The next three hydrants beyond that were also frozen,” said Chief Leonard Hunt of the West Bridgewater Fire Department.

Responders had to rely on the water stored in the trucks and needed help from neighboring towns. The difficulty in finding water slowed down how quickly firefighters could put out the fire.

"When it's zero degrees out, hydrants freeze and unfortunately you don't know they're frozen until you go to use them," said Hunt.

Everyone inside the house made it out safely, but the building was destroyed. Volunteers with the Red Cross are helping out the people who lived at this home.

Firefighters say they do not yet know what caused the fire, but said it doesn’t appear to be suspicious.


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