Five Displaced in Fire at Multi-Family Home
ANDOVER — Chief Michael B. Mansfield reports that Andover Fire Rescue responded to and extinguished a 2-alarm house fire at 10 Temple Place Thursday night.
At approximately 3:40 p.m., Andover Fire Rescue received a 911 call from a resident of a multi-family home reporting a fire in her unit.
Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy flames and smoke coming from the two-family home. Three residents from the unit where the fire started and two residents from the adjacent unit were all safely out of the building.
Due to the extent of the fire, a second alarm was struck and firefighters from Lawrence, Tewksbury and North Andover responded to the scene to assist. Members of the Methuen, Lawrence, Reading and Wilmington fire departments provided station coverage.
Firefighters aggressively attacked the flames and the fire was extinguished at approximately 5 p.m. As of 8 p.m. firefighters were still overhauling the scene.
There were no injuries reported in the fire.
The five residents will be temporarily displaced and were being assisted by friends and family.
The unit where the fire began sustained extensive fire, smoke and water damage. The adjacent unit sustained smoke and water damage. Chief Mansfield estimates that about $325,000 worth of damage was done.
The initial investigation indicates that the fire started on the first floor. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Andover Fire Rescue and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Chief Mansfield would like to praise the efforts of his firefighters and the responding departments who assisted on the call.