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This aerial still image from video provided by WCVB shows firefighters putting out hotspots after a fire damaged a mansion Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Concord, Mass.  Firefighters battled the huge blaze at the stately mansion in the Boston suburbs, but struggled to get enough water to it and lost the fight when the roof caved in.  (WCVB-TV via AP)

Mansion blaze started by chimney fire, investigators say

Dec. 31, 2019 10:54 AM EST

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — Investigators have determined that a blaze that burned down a mansion in the Boston suburbs was caused by an accidental chimney fire. The fire spread from the chimney through an opening in the mortar, officials said in a joint statement Monday. Concord Fire Chief Thomas Judge said...

This aerial still image from video provided by WCVB shows a mansion ablaze Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Concord, Mass. Firefighters are battling a blaze at the mansion in the Boston suburbs, as flames can be seen shooting out of the roof of the 6,500-square-foot home.  (WCVB-TV via AP)

Flames consume mansion as crews struggle to get water on it

Dec. 27, 2019 2:35 PM EST

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters battled a huge blaze at a stately mansion in the Boston suburbs Friday but struggled to get enough water to it and lost the fight when the roof caved in. Flames shot out of the roof of the 6,500-square-foot home in Concord. Other fire departments were called in to help. ...

Town where 'Little Women' was written holds pre-movie events

Dec. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EST

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — The town where Louisa May Alcott wrote “Little Women” is kicking off a week of events ahead of the premier of the latest movie based on the book. Alcott wrote the acclaimed novel at Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, and it's now a museum devoted to the author and...