By Phil Demers POSTED: 05/09/2015 05:57:30 PM EDT
ADAMS >> Adams Fire Department saved a house on Saturday when they knocked down a fire that had engulfed the garage of a home on Bob's Hill, according to Fire Chief Paul "PJ" Goyette. "On arrival the fire was intense enough where the siding was actually melting off the house, approximately 15 feet away," Goyette told The Eagle.
Goyette said he was the first on scene at roughly 2:09 p.m., followed by 20 fire department volunteers, Adams Police Department units and Adams Ambulance workers."The family was away," Goyette said. "The son who was home called 911 then vacated the house." Responders knocked the fire down by 2:30 p.m. and the department back in service by 3:40 p.m. The garage — roughly 20 feet by 20 feet in size — was destroyed by the fire and the home suffered siding damage and broken windows because of the heat.
"It was an aggressive attack [on the fire]," Goyette said. "Luckily, we stopped flames from spreading to the house and managed the structure fire in the garage." The cause of the fire has yet to be determined and remains under investigation, Goyette said.