DERRY — A fire on Dec. 5 damaged a garage during a winter storm response that drew more than three dozen firefighters to the scene.
At approximately 10:25 p.m., a call came in to Derry Fire Emergency Communications Division reporting a transformer fire in the area of 715 New Hampshire Route 121.
Derry Engine 2 was dispatched to investigate. Shortly afterward, the homeowner at 75 New Hampshire Route 121 called to report an attached garage at the residence was on fire
More fire crews were dispatched from various stations and due to the ongoing winter storm that night, additional medic units, a tanker and utility service vehicles were staffed.
The home was a single-family, three-story wood-frame residence with the attached garage located in a rural, non-hydrated part of town.
Upon arriving, crews found a fire in the garage, requesting a working fire assignment and stretched a hose line to the fire. Winter road conditions impacted the remaining apparatus responses.
As other apparatus arrived, additional hose lines were stretched and entered the garage door and a water supply was established. The garage received moderate damage and the house received limited smoke damage.
No residents or firefighters were injured with 37 firefighters responding to this fire.
Mutual aid was provided by Hampstead, Windham and Londonderry. Station coverage was provided by Hudson, Salem, Manchester, and Pelham.
The Derry Police Department rerouted traffic around portions of Route 121. Eversource aided with securing power to the residence.
The fire was under control at 11:10 p.m. The fire is under investigation by the Derry Fire Prevention Bureau.