Three-Alarm fire destroys Bedford Home.
Photo by Jay Heath A Bedford home was completely destroyed Thursday afternoon in a three-alarm fire.
Photo by Jay HeathBedford's Tower Ladder goes into operation.
Photo by Jay HeathFirefighters deployed numerous hand lines.
Photo by Jay Heath
Photo by Jay Heath Firefighters worked for hours overhauling and knocking down hot spots.
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Photo by Jay HeathBedford Deputy Fire Chief Keith Folsom commands his last fire as he retired March 31st after serving the Bedford Fire Department for 47 years ! Here he discusses operations with Manchester Battalion Chief Jon Fosher.
Photo by Jay Heath Bedford's Engine 1 was first due at the three-alarm fire. Here the MPO checks on water pressure with the firefighters working.
Bedford,NH-March 30. No injuries were reported in a three-alarm fire that gutted a single faimly home on Tumble Road Thursday afternoon. Bedford Deputy Fire Chief Keith Folsom said a home-owner called in the fire around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. "when we got here it was pretty heavily involved," Folsom said. "The residents got out safely." Folsom said given the intensity of the fire and windy conditions the decision was made to go to a second, then a third alarm to bring additional manpower to the scene." "When we first got here we thought we would be able to get inside and attack it, that's why we wanted more manpower," Folsom said. The fire was too advanced and the whole front of the house was fully involved in fire. The fire tore through the upper level and rear of the home, with the roof completely gone. "When we got here, there was heavy flames on the whole back corner," Folsom said. The home was deemed uninhabitable. Bedford's Tower Ladder went into operation to knock down the heavy fire, and numerous hand lines were deployed. Multiple mutual aid departments responded including Manchester, Goffstown, Nashua, Amherst, and Londonderry. Firefighters worked for a hour knocking down hot spots and overhauling from the exterior as the roof was gone and the house was totally destroyed. The fire is under investigation.