2nd Update: Haverhill Firefighters Knock Down Jackson Street Blaze; Report No Injuries

Fire on Jackson Street in Haverhill. (WHAV News photograph.)

Updated

No injuries are being reported as Haverhill firefighters knock down a two-alarm blaze that broke out around noon on Jackson Street.

Haverhill Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien said at the scene nine residents were displaced at the four-family building at 38 Jackson St. The chief said an initial report of people trapped in the building was investigated and found to be in error. In fact, neighbor Zadrian Colon told WHAV News he helped residents and their pets escape.

“I had to kick in the first-floor door right here. I seen that there was smoke in the hallways do I went up to the second floor and kicked open the second-floor door and I got all of the animals out. Then, I went up to the third floor and I had kicked the door open also and I had taken the dog out,” he said. Colon said he also helped a resident out with her cat.

O’Brien said the Red Cross was notified and will provide help to families that request it. He said no firefighters were injured taking down the blaze.

There was an unconfirmed report of early problems obtaining water from nearby hydrants. Haverhill Public Schools temporarily relocated neighborhood bus stops as a result of related street closings.

--Earlier Update--

Haverhill firefighters are wrapping up a two-alarm blaze on Jackson Street.

The fire broke out around noon at a multi-family building at 16-18 Jackson St. Neighbor Zadrian Colon told WHAV News he helped residents and their pets escape.

“I had to kick in the first-floor door right here. I seen that there was smoke in the hallways do I went up to the second floor and kicked open the second-floor door and I got all of the animals out. Then, I went yup to the third floor and I had kicked the door open also and I had taken the dog out,” he said. Colon said he also helped a resident out with her cat.

There was an unconfirmed report of early problems obtaining water from nearby hydrants.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to 97.9 WHAV for more information.

--Earlier--

Haverhill firefighters are battling a two-alarm blaze on Jackson Street.

The fire broke out around noon at a multi-family building at 16-18 Jackson St. Initial reports suggest all occupants escaped. There was also an unconfirmed report of early problems obtaining water from nearby hydrants.

Smoke remains visible at the roof line.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to 97.9 WHAV for more information.

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