Winchester firefighters battled the flames three-alarm fire at 2 Copley Street this morning. Initial calls came in a 5:19 a.m. Neighbors claim to have heard shouting and drivers hitting their car horns to draw attention to the fire while the response teams where on their way.
“There was a heavy volume of flames in the front of the house on the first two floors,” Winchester Fire Chief John Nash said. “No one was injured, the man and his two daughters self evacuated.”
Trucks from Stoneham, Woburn, Winchester and Arlington responded to the call.
Firefighters battled the blaze for an hour and a half before it was put down. “There was an aggressive interior fight which prevented damage to the new addition to the house. The part that burned is about 100 years old,” Nash said.
Neighbor Barbie Leslie said that around 5:30 Friday morning, “The whole front of the house was engulfed in flames. I heard someone lay on their horn and some shouting and I saw it out my window. I had never seen anything like before in my life.”
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.