AYER, MA – On Sunday, November 12th, 2023, during the chilly morning hours in Ayer, the Ayer Fire Department alongside many neighboring towns responded to a fully engulfed home on Grove Street in Ayer, MA.

At around 05:20 a.m. the Ayer Fire Department received a 911 call from the residents of a home that was fully engulfed with flames. Upon arrival, there was heavy fire showing from the house and a 2nd Alarm was called. Due to the severity of the fire, they received mutual aid from several nearby towns including Littleton, Devens, Harvard, and Groton.

It took fire crews a little over two hours to fully extinguish the extensive fire and to begin overhauling. At least one person during the fire was injured and transported by EMS to a nearby hospital. The State Fire Marshal arrived on scene, to work in conjunction with Ayer officials in investigating the cause of the fire.