BROOKLINE, N.H. (WHDH) - A home in Brookline, New Hampshire has likely exploded, leaving only its smoking remains.
The fire, which broke out at around 2:00 Wednesday afternoon, has since been put out. No injuries have been reported and the single-family house was unoccupied at the time of the explosion.
“My first thought was I hope that no one is home or they got out,” said concerned neighbor David Lawrence. “We went out the garage and saw flames. You could see flames on the inside of the house on that end of the house there.”
The first 911 calls came in for a reported gas explosion.
“We can’t confirm that was a gas explosion but we did have heavy fire almost fully involved,” said Lieutenant Meaghan Fricke.
Water had to be shuttled to the scene because there weren’t any hydrants in the town. Firefighters from both New Hampshire and Massachusetts responded to the border town.
Officials including the State Fire Marshal were on the scene Wednesday interviewing neighbors to piece together what ignited the fire.
“I’m kind of glad that it rained here last night too because I think that probably helped it from spreading around,” said Lawrence.
The house is considered a total loss and the cause of the potential explosion remains under investigation.
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