Early Morning Fire Destroys Pembroke Home
By JAY HEATH, Correspondent | April 26, 2020 | NEW HAMPSHIRE
Story No. 042720105
Photo by Jay L HeathHeavy smoke pushes out of the vent hole from Concord's crew venting the main roof at this Pembroke House fire on April 26th.
Photo by Jay L Heath Concord firefighters venting the main roof as heavy fire blows out.
Photo by Jay L HeathFirefighters retreat as heavy fire blows above them
Photo by Jay L HeathHooksett's crew retreats from the A/D Section of the roof after venting.
Photo by Jay L HeathHeavy fire venting from the roof as Tower 1 gets ready to open up its gun to knock down the fire
Photo by Jay L Heath Hooksett's crew in the bucket of Pembroke Tower 1 opens up to knock down some of the fire.
Photo by Jay L HeathThe house was a complete loss as crews operate to knock down the fire.
Photo by Jay L HeathThe fire was placed Under Control at 0548 but crews remained on the scene for overhaul and mop up the next couple hours
Pembroke, NH - An early morning fire destroyed a home as residents escaped unharmed on Sunday, April 26th. Concord Fire Alarm dispatched the report of "fire in the rear of the house" at 4:27 A.M., with automatic mutual aid coming from Allenstown, Hooksett and Concord.
Pembroke firefighters made an aggressive interior attack on the fire, backed up by Allenstown and Hooksett firefighters. Concord's Engine 7 and Rescue 7 vented the main roof, and then later Hooksett's crew vented the 'A/B' corner section as heavy fire took off in the attic.
Pembroke's Tower 1 eventually went to work to knock down some of the fire from the outside and crews managed to get back inside to knock down the fire, but the house was a complete loss.
A Bow Engine was special called to the scene for manpower, and Epsom provided coverage. Tri-Town Ambulance also treated a firefighter at the scene for heat exhaustion. The fire was placed under control at 5:48 A.M., and crews remained on the scene for overhaul and mop up until about 7:00 A.M.
The Red Cross was notified and Pembroke Deputy Fire Chief Paul Gagnon said neighbors and friends were able to provide assistance to the residents. No cause has yet been determined.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.