Police find body in NH home that exploded after reports of neighbor dispute
SALEM — Police said they have found a body in the basement of a home that exploded Monday night.
They have not yet identified that body.
The home at 20 Irving St. in Salem exploded Monday night just before 6 after police responded for a report of a neighbor dispute.
The home has been condemned since July 2015. Police Capt. Rob Morin said the residence is known to the Salem Police Department.
The responding officer noticed a car in the driveway upon arrival and called for backup.
While walking around the perimeter of the home, the officers heard a hissing sound and smelled the odor of gas. By the time the officers made it to the road way, an explosion occurred, causing windows to blow out.
Fire Chief Paul Parisi confirmed that ammunition was kept in the home, and that a person did fire a gun before the explosion, but no officers were hurt.
The investigation is still online.
Parisi said they are confident that neighbors are safe at this time, but if they feel the need to evacuate homes in the area again, they will do so.
Officials will hold another press conference at 4 p.m.