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Historic Oakhurst Manor in central Massachusetts damaged by early morning fire

An early morning fire damages a historic mansion in Northbridge


An early morning fire damages a historic mansion in Northbridge

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NORTHBRIDGE – A historic mansion in central Massachusetts was severely damaged by an early morning fire Friday.

The fire at Oakhurst Manor on Hill Street in Northbridge started around 1 a.m., according to Fire Chief David White. There were people inside at the time, but no one was injured. Part of the roof collapsed.

The 100-year-old mansion is currently used as an event location and art cooperative. White said about seven people were staying there at the time of the fire and were moved to another building on the property.

“We have several buildings like this in the city that we know about. We train all the time, it’s just a constant thing. It’s the nature of the game when these catch fire. They’re old buildings, the fire has a lot of places to go, a lot of empty spaces,” White told reporters.

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There is no word yet on how or where the fire started, but White said the building is not a total loss and can be rebuilt.

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Firefighters at Oakhurst Manor in Northbridge, Friday morning, March 1, 2024.

CBS Boston via Anna Meiler


Northbridge is located about an hour southwest of Boston.

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