ANDOVER — Chief Michael B. Mansfield reports that Andover Fire Rescue extinguished a house fire on Rocky Hill Road early Monday morning.
At approximately 12:20 a.m., Andover Fire Rescue received a report of a house fire at 40 Rocky Hill Road.
Upon arrival, firefighters found that a fire had engulfed the first floor of the three-story wood-frame house. Firefighters at the scene were met by neighbors who stated that the family was not home.
After an aggressive interior and exterior attack, firefighters were able to contain the flames to the first floor.
Firefighters were able to successfully extinguish the flames and had the fire under control by approximately 1 a.m. Crews remained on the scene overhauling until approximately 7 a.m.
The two residents of the home are temporarily displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross, family and friends.
The first floor sustained extensive fire, smoke and water damage. The rest of the home sustained significant smoke damage throughout and water damage to the basement as well. Chief Mansfield estimates that about $600,000 worth of damage was done.
There were no civilian injuries as a result of the fire. One firefighter was treated on the scene and another firefighter was treated and released from a nearby hospital.
The Tewksbury, Lawrence and Methuen Fire Departments responded to assist at the scene.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Andover Fire Department, the Andover Police Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.