Two-Alarm Fire in Leicester Started by Lawnmower Malfunction

by | Jul 7, 2019 | Headlines, News

LEICESTER – On Sunday afternoon, the Leicester Fire Dept. battled a massive two-alarm fire that engulfed a home on Baldwin St.

The single-family home is located at 193 Baldwin St.

According to a report from the Telegram and Gazette, the fire started due a malfunction with the homeowners’ lawnmower which was in the garage.

The garage was destroyed by the fire.

According to Facebook posts, the family members and pets were all reported safe. 

The home is located near the intersection of Baldwin St. and Parker St.


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Photos: Leicester Police Dept./Facebook

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