CARL RUSSO PHOTOS: Quick action by the Methuen fire dept. prevented a single alarm fire from destroying a two family home on 12-14 Carlton Street Thursday night.

Firefighters battled the fire from inside in the rear of the second floor, which had the most interior damage, allowing them to save the structure.

Residents were out of the building as firefighters arrived, although three were taken to the hospital for minor injuries and evaluation. Methuen fire and police are investigating. 9/19/2019