WATERTOWN — Thanks to a friendly neighbor, Linda Lowe was able to evacuate her home, 530 Curtis St., safely as it started to smoke this afternoon.

“He came over and was pounding on the door and goes, ‘Your roof is smoking!’” Ms. Lowe said.

She had hired workers to fix her leaky roof today, and sparks from the angle grinder they used caused the small fire, according to James Holland, battalion chief for the City of Watertown Fire Department.

There was no smell of smoke or sign of damage inside, Ms. Lowe said, so if her neighbor hadn’t come over, the old house may have gone up in flames.

With firefighters promptly arriving on the scene, Mr. Holland said there was limited damage to the home’s roof and no reported injuries.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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