Tyngsborough police and fire respond to two-alarm structure fire

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TYNGSBOROUGH — Police Chief Richard Howe and Fire Chief Wes Russell report that the Tyngsborough Police and Fire Departments responded Tuesday to a two-alarm structure fire on Long Pond Road.

On Tuesday, April 23, at approximately 12:18 p.m., the Tyngsborough Police and Fire Departments were alerted to a fire in a shed at 63 Long Pond Road.

Companies arrived to find heavy fire showing from an approximately eight- by 12-foot shed, with flames spreading to a nearby home. A second alarm was struck to bring more manpower to the scene. All occupants of the home were outside when firefighters arrived.

Companies were able to quickly knock down fire on the outside of the home, and then entered the first floor to extinguish fire that extended to the roof of the home.

Residents were displaced, and they are receiving care from the Red Cross of Massachusetts.

Firefighters from Dracut, Dunstable and Hudson, N.H., provided mutual aid at the scene. Firefighters from Westford and Nashua, N.H., provided station coverage.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Tyngsborough Police and Fire Departments, but it does not appear to be suspicious.

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