METHUEN, MASS. (WHDH) – Firefighters battled an intense two-alarm house fire in Methuen Monday afternoon.

SKY7 HD flew over the scene on Woodburn Avenue around 3 p.m. where crews could be seen doing their best to get the flames under control.

Methuen Fire Chief Tim Sheehy said the fire likely sparked from an overheating lawnmower that was parked underneath the deck.

“I looked out my back window and the whole back deck and everything was totally engulfed and my windows are cracked and the dogs were barking and I just grabbed the dogs, got out of the house, ran out front and called 911,” said neighbor Judy Flagg. “It was so, so fast — seconds. It went up real fast.”

Despite some trouble with water hydrants, crews were able to put out the flames and everyone inside was able to get out safely.

“Thank God no one was hurt, it could have been so much worse, Flagg said.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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