Andover Fire Rescue extinguished a house fire on Princeton Avenue on Monday, Nov. 27. (Photograph courtesy of Andover Fire Rescue)
Andover firefighters spent nearly four hours extinguishing a house fire at 11 Princeton Ave., on Monday. The one-alarm fire began in the basement, with the fire department alerted to a report of smoke coming from the home at 12:30 p.m.
Two residents of the home exited safely before crews arrived and no injuries were reported. The fire was under control by 1 p.m., with firefighters remaining on scene until about 4 p.m. putting out hot spots.
The 1 ½-story wood frame home sustained heat and water damage in the basement and smoke damage throughout the interior. Damage is estimated at $100,000 and the home has been declared uninhabitable.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Andover Fire Rescue and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.