Courtesy - New Ipswich Fire

May 25, 2016 2:54 PM

Fire destroys New Ipswich home, leaves four people homeless

NEW IPSWICH - A fire destroyed a two-story home and left four people homeless early Wednesday morning.

The Union-Leader reported the fire broke out at 141 Ashburnham Road just before 4 a.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but it appears to have started in the two-car garage, investigators said.

It took firefighters about 45 minutes to knock down the initial blaze. It wasn’t until about 7 a.m. that the fire was deemed under control.

“Everybody got out. Smoke detectors woke them up. So that’s a good thing, the smoke detectors worked,” New Ipswich Deputy Fire Chief Gary Somero said.

New Ipswich firefighters were assisted by fire crews from Greenville, Rindge, Jaffray, Mason, Temple, Wilton, and Ashby, Mass.

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