Backdraft Occurs in Massachusetts

Firefighters in Merrimac, Mass. battled an early morning fire on Jan. 1.

Reports of the blaze came in around 6 a.m. Merrimac crews responded and requested additional help.

Crews arriving on the scene reported smoke showing from the home. They attempted to hook up the hoses, but soon discovered one of the hydrants was frozen.

Additional tankers from surrounding towns were requested.

A firefighter attempting to enter the back portion of the home caused a backdraft when he opened the door. A number of windows were blown out.

The entire inside of the home was destroyed, and there were extensive damages to the roof.

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