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Fire damages Hudson home, displaces residents

HUDSON – Residents of a smoke-filled Pelham Road home escaped safely early Saturday morning, and firefighters were able to keep the bulk of the damage to the basement, officials said.

Capt. David Morin said a resident of the house at 35 Pelham Road called in the blaze at 5:17 a.m., and the first firefighters on the scene reported heavy smoke coming from
the one-story, ranch-style home. ...

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HUDSON – Residents of a smoke-filled Pelham Road home escaped safely early Saturday morning, and firefighters were able to keep the bulk of the damage to the basement, officials said.

Capt. David Morin said a resident of the house at 35 Pelham Road called in the blaze at 5:17 a.m., and the first firefighters on the scene reported heavy smoke coming from
the one-story, ranch-style home.

The occupants, whose names weren’t immediately available, were outside when crews arrived,
Morin said. Hudson property records list the owner as Mary E. Ellis.

Firefighters entered on the first floor and traced the source of the fire to the basement, Morin said, and immediately set up two attack lines. Crews, working through the high temperatures and heavy smoke, contained the flames to the basement and stopped the fire from spreading to the main floor.

The bulk of the fire was reported knocked down about 14 minutes after crews arrived, Morin said.

No injuries were reported, but the home is temporarily unlivable, he said.

The cause is still under investigation by the department’s Fire Prevention Division, Morin said.

Twelve firefighters, officers and chief officers manning two engines, a ladder truck and three command vehicles operated at the scene. Mutual-aid engines from Nashua and Windham were summoned, but were returned before they arrived, Morin said.

Firefighters remained at the scene for an additional hour to wet down and overhaul the fire area, he said.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-6443 or dshalhoup@nashua
telegraph.com. Also, follow Shalhoup on Twitter (@Telegraph_DeanS).