SAUNDERSTOWN – A small fire at the historic Casey Farm on Boston Neck Road was extinguished quickly by responding fire departments on Sunday afternoon.
The fire was first reported to North Kingstown Patch at 5:47 p.m. By 6:24 p.m., the fire was extinguished.
The damage to the building – a house on the farm – and how the fire started is still unknown. According to North Kingstown police, the property owner specifically requested that only emergency workers be allowed on the property. As a result, comment from fire personnel was unavailable.
According to online property records, the building is valued at $293,800. Including land and several accessory structures, the total value of the property is $1.69 million.
Firefighters mostly seemed to be working on the roof, which is described in property records as wood shingle. The house is four bedroom, with 2,560 square feet of living area and 3,480 square feet gross.
The house is estimated to have been built in 1750. For more information on Casey Farm, visit its website at Historic New England.
Boston Neck Road was closed off in both directions for a short time while emergency personnel were on the scene. The road re-opened for traffic at about 6:45 p.m.
Patch will have more information on this fire as it becomes available.