May 16, 2017 7:42 PM
Two-alarm fire scorches Derry home beyond repair
DERRY — The Derry Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire that burned a house beyond repair Tuesday afternoon.
Neighbors of the house on Gordon Road called 911 to report the fire after it blew out a first-floor window. One neighbor attempted to put the fire out using a garden hose.
Initial crews arrived to find the fire had spread throughout the first floor and extended up to the second floor.
Derry firefighters, helped by Windham and other neighboring departments, hosed the fire down and sent in teams to search the house.
The house's residents, a family of three, were not home at the time, and no one was hurt in the blaze.
The building was damaged on all three floors, and all items were destroyed. Firefighters on the scene ruled the structure uninhabitable.
The American Red Cross provided services for the family along with help from neighbors.
The Derry Fire Prevention Bureau is continuing to investigate the fire, but early results show the fire originated in the basement with non-suspicious causes.