Haverhill firefighters were able to save the major portion of an East Broadway home after a Thursday morning fire ripped through an addition and garage.
Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien said firefighters were dispatched around 9:24 a.m. after a 9-1-1 call came in from a worker at the 499 E. Broadway, single-family home. He said there were no injuries, but the fire scene required extra work with multiple runs of five-inch fire hoses arranged in relay fashion.
“There was 3,500 feet of hose. The distances from the hydrants are pretty far. It was an extremely labor-intensive operation in terms of getting water. The guys did a great job. We were never without it,” O’Brien said.
The fire is believed to have started in the back of the addition, around a doorway, but the cause remains under investigation. The chief said Engine 3, Rescue 1 and Ladder 1from Water Street were first on scene.
“They did a great job venting the back, which slows the fire spread, and kept out it out of the main house,” O’Brien said.
According to just-updated city records, the home is owned by Erin Riley and Aidan O’Rourke.