Fire displaces family on North Shore Road

TIM JEAN/Staff photoDerry firefighters gather up gear after extinguishing a working fire at 16 1/2 North Shore Road in Derry last week.

DERRY — A parent and two teenagers were displaced by a house fire at 16 1/2 North Shore Road on April 10.

Three engines, a battalion chief and Londonderry ambulance were dispatched to the area. Fire crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and fire in the two-story home.

“We responded to a residential home, first-alarm fire with mutual aid,” said Assistant Fire Chief James Richardson.

Mutual aid was provided by Londonderry and Windham fire departments and tankers came to the scene from Auburn, Chester, Hampstead and Sandown. Salem, Manchester, Hudson and Pelham provided station coverage.

The residents were not home at the time of the fire, according to Richardson.

A search team went through the structure and found the family’s two dogs. Both died in the fire, according to Richardson.

The Red Cross was called to the home to help the family members. The home was deemed uninhabitable and there were no injuries to civilians or fire personnel.

Police blocked off the road around the structure for more than two hours. There were social media reports of heavy smoke and fire on the first floor of the dwelling.

The fire is still under investigation, Richardson said.

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