House from the 1800s Suffers Severe Damage from Fire
A home built in the 1800s suffered major damage during a Monday fire.
Campton-Thorton rescue crews were called to a fire at a home on Route 175, near Hogback Road, on Monday at 7:40 p.m.
A resident was alerted by smoke detectors and found heavy smoke and fire in the attic. Residents were able to escape the home uninjured and a first alarm was requested.
On scene, the fire quickly grew and a second alarm was requested bringing in crews from Wentworth, Meredith and Bristol. Center Harbor also provided a cover engine to Campton Station.The Campton-Thorton Fire rescue took position in the driveway, using a deck gun to knock down substantial amounts of fire.
The crew began aggressively attacking the fire but was hampered by severely damaged stairs leading to the attic. Police said that mutual aid crews arrived and assisted with suppression, limiting the fire damage mainly to the attic and two rooms of the second floor. The remainder of the house suffered significant smoke and water damage, but was untouched by the fire.
A crew remained on scene throughout the night to watch for any flare ups.
Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue, Campton Police and the NH Fire Marshal’s Office returned Tuesday morning to investigate the cause of the fire.
Police said no injuries were reported and the two homeowners are staying at a local hotel.