This home at 73 Old Main St. in Warner was nearly leveled by fire early Monday morning. (DAN SEUFERT)
Warner home devastated by fire
Flames were reported at the two-story home of Julian Locke by a cell phone caller at about 3 a.m., said Fire Chief Ed Raymond.
"It was fully involved when we got there, we couldn't save it," Raymond said.
The extent of the damage was so severe that fire investigators don't know where the fire started, much less how it started, he said.
One firefighter, who Raymond did not identify, was taken to Concord Hospital suffering from a mild case of heat exhaustion. The injured firefighter returned to the scene to observe later in the morning, he said.
Locke and his family were on vacation overseas and the home was not occupied at the time of the fire, Raymond said. They were expected to return home late Monday or Tuesday, and they have been put in contact with the Red Cross for shelter, he said.
Fire departments from Webster, Contoocook, Salisbury, Boscawen, Henniker, Bow, Sutton and Bradford joined town firefighters in battling the blaze.