Family of three displaced by Temple house fire
Firefighters responded to 243 Colburn Road around 9:30 a.m. and found smoke coming from the eaves, said Temple Fire Chief George Clark.
“There was enough heat to melt the kitchen appliances,” Clark said. “The fire was mostly concentrated down in the basement of the house.”
Clark said it appears the fire was caused by the woodstove on the first floor with an obstructed chimney in the basement.
The home was not structurally damaged, but is currently unlivable because of the interior damage, Clark said.
The family dog had to be rescued by firefighters and received veterinary care afterward with oxygen and antibiotics.
Clark said the wife was home when the fire started.
No one else was injured.
Dublin, Greenville, Peterborough, New Ipswich, Jaffrey, Wilton and Lyndeborough fire departments assisted at the scene, and Mason firefighters covered the Temple fire station.