GLOUCESTER (CBS) — A large home is completely destroyed after a fire broke out late Saturday night in Gloucester.
Firefighters were called to a house on Two Penny Lane around 11:20 p.m. and when they arrived, flames were shooting out of the building in all directions, the fire department said.READ MORE: 'Unfortunate that it came to this,' Brookline school teachers go on strike
“The fire was so intense that it had also spread to the nearby grass and trees,” the department’s statement detailed.
Once it was determined that no one was inside, crews opted for a defensive campaign against the flames to prevent them from spreading.READ MORE: Bobcat breaks into Vermont home, attacks elderly man inside
One firefighter was injured when a piece of burning debris landed on his neck, the fire department said, but no one else was hurt.
Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport Fire Departments were also called to the scene to help.
According to the fire department, the house was currently undergoing renovations.MORE NEWS: New England Living: Broomstones curling club in Wayland
It is not clear what started the fire, no other information has been released.