Firefighters rescue dog from 2-alarm house fire in Newbury

NEWBURY, Mass. — Firefighters rescue a dog from a major blaze inside a single-family home in Newbury on Friday morning, according to Fire Chief Douglas Janvrin.

Fire crews responded to 16 Low Street just after 11 a.m. for reports of a heavy fire spreading rapidly on an enclosed porch. Crews needed close to an hour to bring the flames under control, said, Chief Janvrin.

Crews from Rowley Fire Department rescued a dog that was in the home at the time of the fire and provided first aid at the scene. The dog was transported to Newbury Animal Hospital for treatment.

There were no reported injuries to firefighters or those inside the home. The family that lives in the home will be displaced.

The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation by the Newbury Fire Department, with assistance from the State Police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s office.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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