SUNAPEE — Firefighters from Sunapee and surrounding communities battled a house fire on Lake Ave Sunday evening, containing the flames primarily to the room of origin but leaving the home with significant smoke and water damage.
The Sunapee Fire Department received the call for a possible structure fire at 6:28 p.m. and was joined by first alarm assignment forces including New London Fire, Newport Fire, and Newbury Fire.
Sunapee Engine 2 arrived on scene at 6:33 p.m. and discovered fire visible from the first floor of the residence.
Crew members from Engine 2 quickly deployed a hose line and launched an aggressive interior attack.
They also conducted a thorough search of the home.
The coordinated effort enabled firefighters to confine the fire to its area of origin, though the house suffered extensive damage due to smoke and water.
All the residents were able to evacuate safely; however, one dog was reported to be missing following the incident.
The combined fire units from Sunapee, New London, and Newport remained on site extinguishing hotspots and performing overhaul until 9:00 p.m. Sunapee Fire expressed gratitude to the mutual aid departments for their assistance and to Newbury Fire for providing station coverage during the operation.
Acknowledgment was also given to the Sunapee and New London Police Departments for their help in managing traffic control around the scene of the fire.