House explodes in Brookline NH; no injuries reported

A smoking frame is all that’s left of a house in Brookline after firefighters said it exploded Wednesday afternoon.Crews from about 14 fire departments worked to put out the flames at 7 Gilson Road after the house was fully engulfed in flames after the explosion.Officials said a family of four lived in the home, but no one was inside with the explosion occurred. David Lawrence has lived in the neighborhood for 18 years. He said he saw flames coming out the front and windows of the home. “It’s one of those things where it’s shock,” Lawrence said. “You don’t expect to see a fire next door. Again, my main thing was, was anybody home? That was my main concern.”Lawrence said he was mostly worried about the well-being of his neighbors and friends. “My main concern was for them, you know. Things can be replaced,” Lawrence said.>> GoFundMe created to help family after Brookline fireIt took firefighters more than two hours to put out the fire. Brookline Fire Lt. Meaghan Fricke said crews had the scene under control by about 3 pm, but it was a difficult fire to put out.”Given the rural conditions, there’s no hydrants in town, just dry hydrants and cisterns,” she said. “We had to get several engines into a water supply tanker shuttle operation here.”No firefighters were injured by putting out the fire.The cause of the explosion is under investigation.A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family. The link to learn more or donate can be found here.

A smoking frame is all that’s left of a house in Brookline after firefighters said it exploded Wednesday afternoon.

Crews from about 14 fire departments worked to put out the flames at 7 Gilson Road after the house was fully engulfed in flames after the explosion.

Officials said a family of four lived in the home, but no one was inside with the explosion occurred.

David Lawrence has lived in the neighborhood for 18 years. He said he saw flames coming out the front and windows of the home.

“It’s one of those things where it’s shock,” Lawrence said. “You don’t expect to see a fire next door. Again, my main thing was, was anybody home? That was my main concern.”

Lawrence said he was mostly worried about the well-being of his neighbors and friends.

“My main concern was for them, you know. Things can be replaced,” Lawrence said.

>> GoFundMe created to help family after Brookline fire

It took firefighters more than two hours to put out the fire. Brookline Fire Lt. Meaghan Fricke said crews had the scene under control by about 3 pm, but it was a difficult fire to put out.

“Given the rural conditions, there’s no hydrants in town, just dry hydrants and cisterns,” she said. “We had to get several engines into a water supply tanker shuttle operation here.”

No firefighters were injured putting out the fire.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

The GoFundMe page has been created to help the family. The link to learn more or donate can be found here.

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