A in North Reading was put out by with help from six other towns.
The family's dog, Charlie, was rescued from a front bedroom. No one else was home when the fire started.
The fire call came in just before 1 p.m. Monday and according to the Fire Department, when they arrived the entire far end of the house was on fire, extending to the attic. It took them about 20 minutes to extinguish the fire, according to the Fire Department.
Lynnfield, Middleton, Wakefield, Wilmington and Reading helped the North Reading Fire Department at the scene.
The State Fire Marshal's office and are investigating the fire.