SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 10, 2013

Wenham house damaged by fire

Paul Leighton
The Salem News

---- — WENHAM — A fire in the kitchen damaged a home on the grounds of Wenham Country Club this morning.

Fire Chief Bob Blanchard said firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire in the kitchen area of 94 Main St., a ranch-style house located on the entrance road to the golf course off Route 1A.

Wenham and Hamilton firefighters contained the fire to the kitchen area and the attic above it, Blanchard said.

"There was lots of smoke damage because it's all one level so there was smoke throughout the house," he said.

Nobody was home when the fire started. Blanchard said the homeowner discovered the fire when he came home and called the fire department at 8:37 a.m.

Police shut down Route 1A because firefighters had to lay their hoses across the road.

Blanchard said nobody was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or pleighton@salemnews.com.