Fire officials: Home likely destroyed after fire in Weare

  • Fire destroys home in Weare, N.H. (Courtesy, Weare Fire Dept.)

  • Fire destroys home in Weare, N.H. (Photos by Geoff Forester / Monitor staff)

  • Fire destroys home in Weare, N.H. (Photos by Geoff Forester / Monitor staff)

  • Investigators believe a house fire on Dustin Tavern Road in Weare likely started in one of the vehicles near the building. Geoff Forester / Monitor staff

Associated Press and Monitor staff
Published: 3/5/2018 8:54:11 AM

A home in Weare is uninhabitable and most likely a total loss following a fire Sunday, Weare fire Chief Robert Vezina said.

Fire Lt. Steve Barton says was driving near the house at 447 Dustin Tavern Road on Sunday when he noticed a large column of smoke, according to reports. Barton said he found the house had two cars in the driveway that had caught fire, with flames extending to the home.

By the time the responders had arrived, the fire had spread throughout the house.

Fire officials noted a lack of fire hydrants, which meant responders needed to bring water by tanker from more than 2 miles away.

The house was empty, and officials said the occupants are staying with family in the area.

No injuries were reported, but the two cars were deemed a total loss, and there was heavy damage to the interior of the house. The cause is under investigation, but officials said the fire appears to have started in one of the cars.

Fire crews from Goffstown, Henniker, Bow, New Boston, Francestown, Hillsboro,

Hopkinton, Dunbarton, Deering and Warner provided mutual aid.

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