Concord, Mass. mansion a total loss after fire

CONCORD, Mass. — A home in Concord, Massachusetts is a total loss after flames consumed the multi-million dollar mansion on Friday morning.

Concord Police tell Boston 25 News crews were called to the home on Fairhaven Hill Road on Friday morning. Sky25 flew over the scene where flames could be seen bursting through the roof. By 12 p.m., the blaze had spread through the entire home and soon after, the entire home was up in flames.

The Concord Fire chief said had trouble fighting the fire due to the limited access to water in the area, which is primarily served by private well water.

Firefighters on scene told Boston 25 News the homeowners were out of town.

Fire Companies from Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Stow, Sudbury & Acton responded for mutual aid. Tanker trucks had to bring water down the long private road to the home.

No injuries have been reported.

According to the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System, the home was originally built in 1897 for Charles Francis Adams III. Per the Massachusetts Historical Society and the MCR Information System, Adams III was the great-grandson of John Quincy Adams and the great-great-grandson of John Adams, the sixth and second President of the United States, respectively.

NOTE: In the document [seen below] from the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System, Charles Francis Adams III is described as the son of John Quincy Adams on page 5. However, it is important to note that Francis Adams III’s father, John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) - who is sometimes referred to historically as John Quincy Adams II - was the grandson of President John Quincy Adams (1767-1848).