Crews battle house fire in Somerset

(Corey Welch/WPRI)

SOMERSET, Mass. (WPRI) – Firefighters and police are on the scene of a house fire in Somerset.

It broke out at about 9:15 Thursday night in the 2900 block of County Street.

Eyewitness News cameras found heavy flames erupting from the roof, but firefighters were able to get the fire under control relatively quickly. However, smoke continued to billow from the building about an hour and a half later.

Neighbors and a former resident of the two-story home said that it was not occupied and that it was under renovations.

Officials said that the fire appears to have started on the outside of the home and extended inside to the upper floors. It is not considered suspicious but remains under investigation.

There were no reports of any injuries.