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Created 28-Dec-19
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Firefighters were called to this home on Fairhaven Hill Rd for smoke in the building. On arrival Command had smoke showing from this large 2 story home built in 1897. The 6700 sq foot mansion was built for Charles Francis Adams III a lawyer and former secretary of the U.S. Navy who was the great grandson of the 6th President of the U.S. John Quincy Adams and the great great grandson of the 2nd President of John Adams. The estate was known as Mount Vernon. Due to it's location and lack of hydrants in the area firefighters had to strike 4 plus alarms to bring in mutual aid with Engines and tankers. Over 1000 feet of 4 inch hose was laid with inline pumping as well as the tankers shuttling up water to the scene to fill a pool to get adequate water to the already advanced fire. The home was a total loss. The homeowners were vacationing at the time of the fire.

Mutual aid came from the surrounding districts - Maynard - Sudbury - Lincoln - Stow - Littleton - Chelmsford - Acton - Lexington - Harvard - Carlisle - Wayland - Sherborn - Boxborough and Weston Fire. Apparatus that I saw on the scene.

**sorry I added so many of the same photos, but I wanted to make sure I wouldnt loose any of these due to the history of this home. My website backs up all my photos**

Also awarded the February Firehouse Magazine 2020 cover photo.

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