Dec 13, 2014 5:56 PM

Off-duty volunteer firefighter helps save Boscawen home

An off-duty Webster volunteer firefighter happened to be in the right place at the right time as flames tore through a Boscawen home.

Emmett Bean and his son were driving on Water Road Saturday afternoon when they spotted dark smoke coming from the back of a home.

"We backed up and went down and smoke was rolling out the door," Bean said.

The homeowner of 46 Water Road came home just minutes before and had called 911. In the meantime, Bean and his son began using anything they could to smother the flames.

"We started lugging snow and water and fire extinguishers when the police got here. (We) got the bulk of the fire knocked down and fire trucks showed up and took over," Bean said.

Bean said he gives credit to his son and the six fire departments that responded for mutual aid.

Boscawen Chief Ray Fisher said the home has serious smoke and water damage, but it is salvagable. Unfortunately, the home recently went under a massive renovation.

The cause remains under investigation, but Chief Fisher said the fire appears to have started at the base of a chimney.

No injuries were reported.


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