(WABI) – The call came in around just before 2:00 in the morning.
When crews got to the scene at Karen Trimm’s home on the Greenfield Road, the blaze already had a good start.
Firefighters say the flames started in a pen for Trimm’s pet emu.
The animal died, along with some cats, Trimm made it out safely, but her home is destroyed.
Firefighters from several towns responded as sub-zero conditions made it tough to keep water pressure going.
A mobile home was also destroyed by fire in Medway Tuesday.
Fire crews believe the fire started in the wall and may have been electrical.
The home is a total loss, no one was injured.