Firefighters responded Friday afternoon to a 3-alarm fire at a house on Durant Road, of Weston Road, in Wellesley. The fire, which was seen going through the roof of the two-story woodframe home, was brought under control by mid-afternoon.
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The house belongs to the Daniel family, including local TV news reporter Ted Daniel. Reportedly no one was hurt in fire.
Reports from the scene were that a fire hydrant in front of the house (shown here) didn’t work.
Wellesley Police closed Weston Road between Route 9 and Manor Avenue at the Weston line on Friday afternoon, though re-opened it by around 4pm.
Twitter burst into action with reports on the blaze:
— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) August 16, 2013
Wellesley 3rd alarm 1 Durant Road. Two story wood frame fire through roof.
— Douglas Dow (@FullyInvFire94) August 16, 2013
#wellesley fire brought under control. Smoke has subsided significantly. Dep chief said tanks on trucks allowed water to be out on quickly.
— Jordan R. Mayblum (@TownsmanJordan) August 16, 2013