Fire Scars Samuel Lincoln Home

Samuel Lincoln house, built in 1721, burns on February 21 in Hingham on North Street. House fire at 170 North Street.Hingham Fire crews raced to 170 North Street late Thursday night after fire broke out in a historic Hingham home.

The fire began on the first floor of the Samuel Lincoln house, built in 1721, but all of the occupants home at the time escaped without injury. The fire was quickly knocked down by responding fire fighters from Hingham and mutual aid agencies, including Hull.

Samuel Lincoln, an ancestor of President Abraham Lincoln, was one of eight early settlers of Hingham bearing that name. Samuel originally purchased the land for his home in 1649, and seven generations of Lincoln descendants lived there.

Temperatures during the fire fight hovered near 28 degrees, but fortunately much of the snow near the home had melted. You’ll recall that a hefty snow pack hampered access to a burning home on East Street just a few weeks ago.