By Make LaBella and Allison Corneau Staff Writers

Haverhill Firefighters extinguished a stubborn fire at 43 Upland Ave. in Bradford, a single-family home off Salem Street. "It appears there were two occupants, one who had gone to work and a woman who was in the home and called in the fire around 7:15 a.m.," fire Chief William Laliberty said. 

Lawrence and Salem, New Hampshire, fire departments provided backup at the Water Street fire station, while Merrimac and Groveland assist at the scene. Lawrence fire Chief Brian Moriarty was at the site as well, and firefighters from both Ayers and Rocks villages were called.