Pembroke Home Destroyed by Early Morning Fire
By JAY HEATH, Correspondent | July 07, 2019 | NEW HAMPSHIRE
Story No. 070919100
Photo by Jay L Heath Pembroke Firefighters stretch additional hose lines as heavy smoke pours from the attic area.
Photo by Jay L Heath Pembroke Firefighters make a defensive attack as heavy fire consumed the entire home.
Photo by Jay L Heath Pembroke's Tower Ladder pours water into the single-family home to knock down heavy fire.
Photo by Jay L Heath A Concord Firefighter operates on a big line in front of the home.
Photo by Jay L Heath Concord Firefighters overhaul at this Pembroke Second Alarm.
Photo by Jay L Heath A Pembroke Firefighter takes a break at the Second Alarm fire.
Pembroke, NH - An early morning fire on July 7th completely gutted a single-family home in Pembroke. Concord Fire Alarm dispatched Pembroke Fire with automatic mutual aid from Allenstown, Hooksett and Concord at 12:18 A.M. for a house fire at 419 Ross Road.
Additional calls confirmed a working fire and Chief Harold Paulsen soon arrived to find the whole front of the home fully involved. A second-alarm was requested by the Chief at 12:27 A.M. No one was home at the time of the fire, as the family was vacationing in Maine.
"There was just a massive amount of flames," Chief Paulsen said, adding that the entire front of the house and the porch were ablaze on arrival.
The fire was placed under control at 1:42 A.M. Crews remained on scene for several additional hours conducting extensive overhaul.
The house is pretty close to a complete loss and the fire is under investigation.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.