On Friday night, just after 8:30PM, multiple 911 calls were made to Oxford Police and Fire Departments about a fire at a vacant building located at 91 Fort Hill Road. Crews arrived with additional tanker trucks because the structure was “outside of the hydrant district” according to Oxford Deputy Fire Chief Jon Belanger. The blaze quickly became a 2-alarm fire and mutual aid was brought in from surrounding towns including Webster, Auburn, Leicester, Sutton, Douglas, Charlton, Dudley and Sturbridge.
The fire was determined to be knocked down just after 10PM. There were no injuries reported, and damage was estimated at $40,000.
The property was last sold in 2018 and was previously listed as being “settled in 1776,” with 66 acres “complete with original vintage home” with 4 bedrooms and approximately 1,400 square feet.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Photos below are courtesy of Tony Fitzhebert Photography