FREETOWN, Mass. (WPRI) — Crews are investigating after a fire destroyed an abandoned building in Freetown Sunday night.
Crews responding to the scene on Washburn Road around 6:30 p.m. found the building fully engulfed in flames.
The road was blocked off on both ends as crews worked to put out the fire.
Freetown Fire Chief Harrie Ashley said the building was over 200 years old and did not have power.
“There’s no power to it, so we’re kind of suspicious of what happened here at this point,” Ashley said.
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The building was also undergoing renovation.
Officials said there are no fire hydrants in this part of the town so they had to get water from Scouts Pond, which was 1,300 feet away.
“That significant rain yesterday helped us a lot to keep it contained to just this structure,” Ashley added.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.