After firefighters extinguished the flames, smoke could be seen billowing out of the eaves.
Firefighters climbed the ladder of Danvers Engine 5 to reach the outside of the chimney and cut holes in the side of the building.
The home, which sold this year, is assessed at $325,000, according to town records.
Danvers Engines 2, 3 and 5 and Rescue 1 and a Middleton engine responded, along with Roger Baker’s Rehab Five unit. No firefighters were injured.
“Everyone came home safe,” Farrell said.
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