Goffstown fire claims life of dog
GOFFSTOWN -; Fire officials are investigating a fire on Prospect Street Wednesday in which a family dog perished.
According to police chief Patrick Sullivan, the fire at 7 Prospect St. was reported shortly before 10 a.m. by a DPW worker who was collecting trash.
Fire chief Richard O'Brien described the fire as a single alarm, with additional assistance from Bedford and Hooksett. Mutual aid was also provided by New Boston and Weare.
';The bulk of the fire was to the back of the building,'; said O'Brien, ';but it looks like the structure can be saved.';
A second dog, TJ, made it out of the building, which was surprising to Coulombe, since the 6-year-old Rotweiler mix is blind.
';He made it out, but his brother didn't,'; Coulombe said. ';He must've jumped the gate and ran upstairs because he was scared.';
The fire was contained within an hour, and O'Brien said the cause is still under investigation.
With heating and holiday decorations a common cause of fire this time of year, O'Brien said he would meet with the homeowners to explore possible causes.
';It could be anything,'; he said.