Firefighters with Pine Village and Mayflower fire departments responded Monday afternoon to a fire at 392 Sturgis Road. Mayflower Fire Chief Carl Rossini said at the scene that he was among the first firefighters to arrive and found half of the residence engulfed.

The efforts of these and other firemen kept the fire contained, but the residence was destroyed. One man lived in the residence, according to a family member, and he was not home when the fire started. This family member said that arrangements had been made for the man to have a place to stay.