By Robert Mills

rmills@lowellsun.com

DRACUT -- Dracut firefighters were at the scene of a two-alarm fire that spread throughout a long-vacant home on Phineas Street on Sunday night, and they were expected to be there much of the night extinguishing hot spots.

Crews were called to 133 Phineas St., a little before 9 p.m., for a report of a structure fire, according to fire department radio broadcasts. The first company on scene reported the home was well-involved and a second alarm was struck.

Firefighters quickly reported that the home was vacant. There were no reported injuries.

The red, 2 1/2 story home sets back about 100 yards from Phineas Street, and appeared to be long-abandoned, with chipped paint on the siding and one window already covered with plywood when firefighters arrived.

Since the home was vacant, firefighters battled the blaze from outside until the bulk of the flames was knocked down, and entered only once the fire appeared to be contained mostly to the attic and second floor.

Fire commanders were still busy at the scene and could not immediately comment. The cause was not immediately apparent. Though the home was vacant, power lines appeared to still be connected to it.

According to an online database maintained by the Dracut Assessor's Office, the home was built in 1910 and is owned by Skandalis Photine of Orleans.


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