Salem firefighters respond to possible explosion at 'unsecured' home
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SALEM — A house fire in Salem could be from a possible explosion, fire officials said.
Fire officials responded to a report of an explosion from police at 20 Irving St. in Salem around 5:55 p.m. Police were reportedly at the home for an unspecified police matter.
Upon fire rescue arrival, heavy smoke was coming from the home, Fire Chief Paul Parisi. Both fire and police officials did not enter the home because it was unsecured and they were unsure as to what was going on inside, Parisi added.
Fire officials are fighting the fire defensively and are not sure if anyone is inside. About 20 firefighters and 15 police officers are currently operating at the scene.
Parisi said they were unable to immediately specify if the fire was due to an explosion. He is also unsure if anyone is inside the home.
NH1 News reached out to the Salem Police Department, who said they have no comment at this time. NH1 News will continue to update this situation as more information becomes available.