Barre home destroyed in overnight fire on Hemlock Ridge Road

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 February 2023 at 11:31 am

BARRE – A late night fire at 13200 Hemlock Ridge Rd. has resulted in a total loss of the residence, said James Neal, assistant fire chief for ethe Barre Volunteer Fire Company.

Firefighters were dispatched to scene at 1:24 a.m. It was 2 degrees out and the temperatures would drop to minus degrees while firefighters were at the scene until about 6 a.m.

The one resident in the house got out safely and the Red Cross has been requested to assist that person with temporary housing, Neal said.

He estimated 30 to 40 firefighters assisted with the response with firefighters from Barre, Albion, Carlton, East Shelby, Elba, Oakfield and Medina.

They used water from a hydrant and also filled 11 tankers with water to try to put out the fire, Neal said.

“My guys and everyone did a great job,” he said.

The cause has been undetermined and remains under investigation.