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Greenfield Recorder – At least 42 firefighters battling blaze in Rowe

At least 42 firefighters are battling a fire that broke out at 32 Davenport Branch Road in Rowe.
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ROWE — At least 42 firefighters are battling a house fire at 32 Davenport Branch Road that started when an excavator hit a propane tank, Charlemont Fire Chief Dennis Annear said.

The fire was reported at around 1:15 p.m. According to Annear, no residents or firefighters were injured, but the building is heavily damaged.

Firefighters from more than a dozen departments are responding, including Greenfield, Shelburne, Buckland, Rowe, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, South Deerfield and Florida. Additional personnel have arrived from Vermont departments in Halifax, Whitingham and Readsboro. Annear noted that each tanker is carrying about 2,000 gallons of water.

The Rowe Police Department is seen directing traffic. The Massachusetts State Police also responded to the scene.

This message is urgent and will be updated as new information becomes available.