No injuries reported after Hudson house is hit by fireBy APRIL GUILMET
Union Leader Correspondent
February 03. 2014 7:47PM
HUDSON — A residential fire shut down Ferry Street for more than an hour Monday afternoon, as fire crews raced to the scene.
Hudson Fire Capt. David Morin said the fire appears to have originated in the rear section of the home's first level.
The fire was reported shortly after 3 p.m., when one of the occupants reported heavy wafts of smoke filling the first floor.
Firefighters arrived at the 106 Ferry St. home, located about a half mile from the Library Street fire station, within minutes.
Morin said the fire quickly spread to the building's partitions and into the home's second level. Firefighters broke through a second-story window to release the smoke.
The fire was brought under control by 4 p.m., and Ferry Street was reopened a short time later.
No one was injured; the home's occupants had exited the building upon firefighters' arrival. Heavy water and smoke damage was reported.
According to local property records, Nilfa and John Collins own the property. The two-story New Englander home dates to the early 1900s.
The Hudson Fire Department is investigating the cause.