Two Department of Public Works employees are credited with containing a fire Monday behind a Lake Street home.
Steve Allen and John Paquette were working in the area when they noticed the fire, DPW Director Michael K. Stankovich told WHAV.
“It began around the base of a pool, spread to the deck and also in the nearby woods,” Stankovich told WHAV.
The workers largely contained the fire during the short time between discovery and the arrival of the Haverhill Fire Department, Stankovich said.
Fire Chief William F. Laliberty was at a hazardous materials training and couldn’t be reached for more information about the damage to the home or the cause.