EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 12, 2013

Fire damages Pelham home


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — PELHAM — A two-alarm fire damaged a Wheaton Drive home yesterday morning, but there were no injuries and firefighters quickly put it out.

Lt. Ray Cashman said the fire was reported at about 6:40 a.m. at 16 Wheaton Drive.

“Heavy smoke was coming through the front door,” Cashman said.

The fire had burned its way into a mudroom entrance, he said.

A second alarm was called because a department pumper truck was out of service for maintenance, he said.

The fire was declared under control in less than 15 minutes.

“It was knocked down quickly,” Cashman said.

The occupants were able to return to the home. The home is owned by David Chapman, Cashman said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but is not suspicious, he said.

Dracut, Salem, Hudson and Windham firefighters responded for mutual aid.

— John Toole