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Major Fire on Durant Road Forces Closure of Weston Road

The fire has been "knocked down."

Fire engulfs 1 Durant Road in Wellesley on Aug. 16, 2013. Credit: Twitter feed of Wellesley Police @WPDPhoto
Fire engulfs 1 Durant Road in Wellesley on Aug. 16, 2013. Credit: Twitter feed of Wellesley Police @WPDPhoto
UPDATE: 2:23 p.m.: Weston Road from Route 9 to Manor Avenue is closed because of this incident. Police say to expect the closure to stay in place for several hours — it could even last through the evening commute.

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Wellesley Firefighters are battling a three-alarm blaze at 1 Durant Road.

Early reports had fire crews "heavily engaged." As of 1:45 p.m. the fire had been knocked down.

The building is a two and a half story home. The fire started in the basement, according to John Duffill's Twitter account.

We'll post more as soon as we know it.

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