Sunday fire tears through Pembroke home

  • An early-morning fire in Pembroke severely damaged a single-family home on Sunday. Jay Heath / Courtesy

  • An early-morning fire in Pembroke severely damaged a single-family home on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Jay Heath—Courtesy

  • An early-morning fire in Pembroke severely damaged a single-family home on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Jay Heath—Courtesy

By Monitor staff
Published: 7/7/2019 12:56:12 PM

A “massive” amount of flames ripped through a Pembroke home early Sunday morning, town officials say.

Pembroke fire Chief Harold Paulsen said it’s too early to know what caused the blaze at 419 Ross Road, but he believes the cause of the incident was not suspicious.

Fire crews were dispatched to the scene at about 12:18 a.m. They arrived to see the single-family home fully involved, Paulsen said. No one was home at the time of the incident, as the family was vacationing in Maine.

“There was just a massive amount of flames,” Paulsen said, adding that the entire front of the house and the porch were ablaze when personnel arrived.

The severity of the incident necessitated the need for backup, and Concord, Allenstown and Hooksett fire crews responded for mutual aid.

It took about an hour to get the fire under control. Paulsen said crews were still at the scene nearly 12 hours after arriving.

Paulsen said the house is “pretty close” to being a complete loss.




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