Photo Gallery | Water Street fire in Adams

ADAMS -- Firefighters from three towns were called out early Sunday morning to battle a fire at a single-family home on Water Street.

There were no injuries, according to Adams Fire Chief Paul Goyette. The owner of the house, Laura Borowski, declined help from the Red Cross and is presently staying with friends.

Goyette said the fire was called in at 2:53 a.m. The blaze started on the back porch of the dwelling and moved into the walls, he said.

"We knocked the fire down, but it got in between the walls at the rear of the building," said Goyette.

The rear of the house sustained the most damage.


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In addition, said Goyette, firefighters saved 10 of 12 iguanas and a cat.

Goyette said he was unaware of whether or not the house was insured.

The chief said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The state fire marshall was called in.

Goyette said he was not sure of the condition of the structure.

"I think it's salvageable," he said. "But we'll have to see what the building inspector says.

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In addition to the Adams Fire Department, firefighters from North Adams and Cheshire were called out, while the Clarksburg Fire Department was on standby in Adams, said Goyette.

In addition, the North Adams and Adams Ambulance Service were called to the scene.