AUBURN, Mass. - Auburn firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire early Sunday morning in an abandoned house that was slated to be torn down.
Firefighters received a call at 3:12 a.m. that fire was coming from the abandoned building located at 8 Maple St. Firefighters from the West Street station were first to arrive and found a large amount of fire coming from the rear of the building.
Fire Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr. said the building was scheduled to be torn down by order of the town’s building inspector.
"The house has been vacant for many years and the fire department had been working with both the building inspector and the health department to have the building torn down," Coleman said. "The building next door is slated to come down as well."
No injuries were reported and firefighters were clear of the scene by 6:30 a.m. The Leicester and Oxford Fire Departments provided station coverage during the incident with a fire engine and ambulance.
The fire is under investigation by the Auburn Fire Investigation Unit.