Porch fire quickly contained

NASHUA – Nashua Fire Rescue quickly contained and extinguished a porch fire early Tuesday morning.

Smoke detectors alerted the residents of a second floor apartment at 30 Norton St., who evacuated the residence and contacted emergency services at 2:57 a.m, Nashua firefighters reported.

Three vehicles from Amherst Street Fire Station – 22 personnel in total – arrived on the scene soon after.

Upon arrival, crews found saw smoke and fire coming from the second floor rear porch. They stretched a hose up to the location and extinguished the fire.

Fire damage was contained to the porch and smoke was ventilated from the second story apartment, authorities report.

Deputy Chief Karl Gerhard said working fire detectors likely minimized the impact of the fire.

"Always make sure you have working fire detectors in your home," Gerhard said.

He also recommended having an evacuation plan and practicing it with household members.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Derek Edry can be reached at 594-1243, dedry@nashuatelegraph.com or @Telegraph_Derek.