Update: Bradford Home Incurs $100,000-$150,000 Fire and Water Damage From Morning Blaze

Haverhill firefighters fight flames on the roof. (Jay Saulnier photograph for WHAV News.)

Update

A resident was treated for smoke inhalation after a blaze at a single-family Bradford home Wednesday morning.

Haverhill fire and police were dispatched about 7:15, this morning, to 43 Upland Ave. after receiving a call from an occupant at the home. Fire Chief William F. Laliberty told WHAV the home incurred severe second floor fire damage and water damage throughout. He estimated a loss of between $100,000 and $150,000.

“The fire crews did an excellent job tackling the fire,” Laliberty said.

Of the two occupants, one was not at home and the other was taken to Holy Family Hospital for smoke inhalation. He said the blaze likely began in a second-floor bedroom, but did not want to speculate on the cause. Flames could be seen emerging from the roof early on. An investigation is underway.

According to city records, the four-bedroom home is owned by Ann E. Pettingill.

Haverhill Fire received assistance at the scene from Groveland and Merrimac. Haverhill station coverage was provided by Salem, N.H., Lawrence and Methuen.

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Haverhill firefighters are battling a blaze at a single-family Bradford home.

Haverhill fire and police were dispatched just after 7, this morning, at 43 Upland Ave. Flames could be seen emerging from the roof.

According to city records, the four-bedroom home is owned by Ann E. Pettingill. According to initial reports, a resident was home when the fire was discovered. The woman was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

This is a developing story. Stay with 97.9 WHAV for updates.

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