Photo Story: Fire Guts Lake Front Home in Mass.

A three-alarm fire on May 10 destroyed a house overlooking Lost Lake in Groton.

Firefighters responded to this blaze at 99 Boathouse Road shortly after 12 p.m. On arrival heavy smoke was visible and a police officer who tried to open the door to the home said there was too much heat.

The home was located at the end of the narrow road which had no hydrants nearby. Firefighters laid a supply line that was about half-mile away, which took them back out to the main road. The nearest hydrant to that home was inoperable.

Chief of Department Joseph Bosselait said firefighters were unable to draft from the lake due to the approach of the water being too steep.

An exposure building did sustain heat damage to the side of that home. Mutual aid to the fire came from Littleton, Westford, Ayer, Pepperell,and Dunstable.

The family dog and cat were rescued from the house, and the fire is under investigation.

The home was a total loss.

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