© Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Now
Amherst firefighters climb to the chimney at this home on Fort Lawrence Road Monday afternoon.
AMHERST – Flu fires are often quite tame but this flu fire on Fort Lawrence Road was a different animal.
The homeowner said her husband was fighting the furnace and flu fire before firefighters arrived, and said the fire threatened to set the entire home ablaze.
Amherst firefighters responded to the fire Monday at about 1:30 p.m., and it was brought under control before causing serious damage.