ANDOVER — Chief Michael B. Mansfield reports that Andover Fire Rescue extinguished an attic fire Tuesday morning.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m. today, Andover Fire received a report of a structure fire at 13 Bowdoin Road. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke and fire showing from the single family home, and heard several smoke alarms sounding. All occupants and pets were able to safely exit the house before first responders arrived.
Andover firefighters conducted an aggressive interior attack inside the home’s attic, which allowed them to limit the spread of the fire and minimize damage to the home. It is believed the fire caused approximately $200,000 in damage, which was confined to the soffit area of the front of the home and the attic. There was moderate smoke damage throughout the home and minimal water damage to the first floor as well.
The home is temporarily uninhabitable due to damage to the electrical system and the residents are staying with friends in the area.
No one was injured in the fire.
Station coverage was provided by the Lawrence and Tewksbury Fire Departments.
The cause is under investigation by Andover Fire Rescue and the Andover Police Department, but is believed to be accidential.