Frigid weather hampers efforts to battle Somers fire

Firefighters were out in force Wednesday morning to battle a fire at a century-old building in Somers.

Around 120 firefighters from surrounding departments responded to the fire at a home located on a 40-acre piece of property on Orchard Hill Road. The frigid weather hampered the efforts of firefighters as they battled flames that started in a downstairs room of the home. The building was once a barn that was converted into a home. Firefighters say because of the building's age and construction, the flames quickly spread through the old timbers.

The homeowner says even though the building was destroyed, he intends to rebuild.

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