There were two fires that took place this weekend on both sides of the river in Westminster and Charlestown. First, Westminster Fire and Rescue says they responded to Gage Street Sunday night around 9:30 for a reported house fire. Units who arrived on the scene within minutes found a 2.5 story building about 75% engulfed in flames.
After identifying the intensity of the blaze, a 2nd alarm was struck which subsequently called in additional units and personnel as part of mutual aid. The fire was knocked down entirely and under control by around 3 in the morning and one unit stayed overnight on fire watch. The home has been unoccupied for several years and there was no one inside at the time of the blaze.
Meanwhile, in Charlestown on Saturday night, a mobile home was struck by a fire as well around 10 PM. There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation, but the cause is believed to be electrical. The building has been deemed a complete loss because of smoke and water damage. Crews from the surrounding region came to assist on the scene.