House ablaze in Hudson

Major fire kills three cats

Telegraph photo by MATHEW PLAMONDON Hudson firefighers finish extinguishing the fire at 7 Sir Isaac Way, Friday afternoon.

HUDSON – With a three-alarm fire breaking out at 7 Sir Isaac Way on Friday, the Hudson Fire Department worked with departments from surrounding areas to extinguish the blaze, which required the departments to utilize tanker trucks to transport water to the scene.

All occupants were able to evacuate the building before emergency responders made it to the scene. According to fire officials, no one was transported for medical aid. However, firefighters found three of the homeowners’ cats deceased in the house.

The call for the fire came from a passerby at 11:51 a.m. and it took fire fighters just more than an hour to put out the blaze. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire coming from the two-and-a-half-story house.

Hudson Fire Capt. Kevin Grebinar said that all the companies that responded to the fire did an excellent job in helping contain and extinguish the fire.

“It was a lot of work, and for the amount of work that was here, the guys did a great job,” Grebinar said. “If they didn’t work as hard as they did, the conditions could have been a lot worse.”

With all Hudson units responding to the fire, calls for assistance were sent to New Hampshire departments Nashua, Pelham, Londonderry, Litchfield, Salem and Derry, along with Massachusetts crews from Tyngsborough, Dunstable, and Dracut.

Due to the fire, the residence suffered significant structural damage and severe smoke damage throughout. The building inspector deemed the structure uninhabitable, so the residents will be making arrangements to secure the building and temporary housing.

All occupants were able to evacuate the building before emergency responders made it to the scene. According to fire officials, no one was transported for medical aid. However, firefighters found three of the homeowners’ cats deceased in the house.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Hudson by Fire Prevention Officer Steven Dube.

Telegraph photo by Mathew Plamondon Firefighters work inside the house at 7 Sir Isaac Way, where a three-alarm fire broke out Friday, prompting multiple departments from neighboring towns and cities to assist.