EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Breaking news

January 29, 2013

Fire causes heavy damage to Plaistow home

PLAISTOW — Firefighters from several towns are still fighting a house fire at 106 Willard Way two hours after it broke out at about 9 a.m.

Homeowner John O'Connor said he awoke to the sound of a smoke detector going off. He left his bedroom and walked into the living room, where he found curtains on fire, he said.

He and his dog, the only ones home at the time, escaped and ran to a neighbor's home, where O'Connor borrowed boots and clothes.

Neither O'Connor nor the dog were injured. His wife and college-age son were not home at the time, he said.

O'Connor said he has lived there for 18 years.

Neighbors lined the street in the residential neighborhood and watched firefighters continue to battle the very smoky blaze.

The house has sustained significant damage.

O'Connor said he didn't yet know what started the blaze.

An attached garage on one side of the house appears intact.

It is still an active fire scene. Firefighters from Plaistow, Hampstead and Salem contoinue to battle the stubborn blaze. Firefighters from other communities are providing station coverage.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News
Breaking news

NDN Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites
Photos of the Week