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Officials investigating fire on Frizzell Hill Rd. in Leyden

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LEYDEN, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

One person is unaccounted for after a house fire in the Franklin County town of Leyden.

It took multiple crews from surrounding towns to get the blaze under control. 

Now, the State Fire Marshall's office is continuing their investigation as one person remains unaccounted for. 

A home on Frizzell Hill Road in Leyden was completely engulfed in flames Monday afternoon. 

The house is about a mile up from the driveway.

"[I] noticed the trucks coming up hill with sirens going. [I] came out after lunch and saw the bloom of smoke," said Tom Ashley. 

Leyden Fire Chief Matthew Muka said they had mutual aid from Bernardston, Turners Falls, and Shelburne Falls to help bring in extra water. 

"We don't have pressurized hydrants.  Dry hydrants pull water from ponds.  Tanks use tanker shuttles from them...needed more trucks to carry more water," Muka added.

Tom Ashley is a farmer with Dancing Bear Farm which is located across the street from the home. 

"[I] contacted the owner right away and asked him is anyone up there. He said yeah his wife was there. I told the police department that someone was in there and should let someone know," said Ashley. 

Muka said that they do not know how many injuries there are altogether or the cause of the fire. 

Western Mass News has reached out to the State Fire Marshall's Office, and as they investigate, they are releasing very little details at this time. 

There is no word yet if there were any other injuries.

Western Mass News has a crew at the scene and we will have more information as it becomes available.

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