HANSON — A farm animal perished during a barn fire at 96 Main St. on Thursday, Feb., 16 at approximately 7:30 p.m. There were no injuries to people, however, as Hanson firefighters responded to multiple 911 calls, Chief Jerome Thompson stated in a press release.
A 30-by-20-foot building was fully involved when the first arriving firefighters reached the property.
Due to the large amount of contents in the structure, extensive overhaul was required, said Thompson.
Hanson Fire Department was assisted at the scene by Pembroke Fire Department and Hanover Fire Department provided station coverage. Fire damage was limited to the building of origin.
Early estimate on damages for the building and contents is approximately $25,000. The fire does not appear suspicious however it is currently under investigation by the Hanson fire department.
There were no injuries to citizens or firefighters during this incident, but unfortunately one confirmed livestock perished as a result of the blaze.
The property is owned by John Ripley. He was currently unavailable for comment.
On a local Facebook page called Hanson Ma, Connect several members reported the Ripley family was thankful for the offers of assistances from others in the farming community, however they had extra housing for their animals and were OK.