Conway sugarhouse to keep working despite fire
CONWAY, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a Franklin County sugarhouse says a fire that torched a third of the building won’t stop him from making and selling maple syrup.
Howard Boyden, owner of Boyden Brothers Sugarhouse in Conway, tells The Recorder (http://bit.ly/1GKTEZ0 ) he used a garden house to keep the fire that started Sunday in a wood storage area from spreading to the evaporator room until firefighters arrived.
He says firefighters made a “miraculous save” in preventing the entire structure from burning down.
Fire Chief Robert Baker says Boyden called 911 at about 1 p.m. as he and his wife rushed customers out of the building.
Baker said Boyden was boiling sap when a spark from the wood fire evidently blew out of the chimney and into the wood room, sparking the blaze.
Information from: The (Greenfield, Mass.) Recorder, http://www.recorder.com