Jun 14, 2015 5:29 PM
Derry fire damages home, blamed on smoking materials
DERRY - A fire in a room over the garage at 49 Pingree Hill Road caused damage estimated around $50,000, but no one was injured early Sunday morning.
Firefighters say they received a call from a resident who woke up to the smell of smoke and found the room on fire. On arrival crews reported smoke showing from the second floor windows of the attached garage.
The cause was determined to be careless disposal of smoking materials, firefighters say. The occupants of the home were allowed to return to the home after the fire was extinguished.
Firefighters are asking smokers to make sure they've extinguished cigarettes completely before disposing of them and to keep working smoke detectors.