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Early Morning Fire Destroys Pembroke Home

By JAY HEATH, Correspondent | April 26, 2020 | NEW HAMPSHIRE

Story No. 042720105

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.