Late Thursday night fire at a home in Oyster River. Oyster River fire says everything inside the structure was destroyed. Photo courtesy Twitter (Oyster River Fire).” width=”720″ height=”538″ /> Late Thursday night fire at a home in Oyster River. Oyster River fire says everything inside the structure was destroyed. Photo courtesy Twitter (Oyster River Fire).[/caption]
Two people are safe, but a fire in Oyster River Thursday night destroyed the home they were living in.
Oyster River fire received a call at 11:26 p.m. and went to the blaze at a single family rancher on Colwin Road, where they found eight-foot flames coming from the building.
“I was the first one on scene,” explained Oyster River Fire Chief Bruce Green. “When I showed up on scene the fire was active, the fire and smoke was actively coming out the patio doors. It spread pretty quickly, there was a lot of cedar tongue and groove on the walls and the ceiling which would?ve helped it spread pretty quickly.”
A man and woman were able to escape unharmed.
Crews remained at the scene until the early morning hours.
Crews just returning from second major structure fire in less than a week. Paged out at 1130pm yesterday and just finishing cleaning and returning the truck to service at 5:30am. Now they are heading to their day jobs. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated crew. pic.twitter.com/PSQILadFdb
— Oyster River Fire (@OysterRiverFire) December 15, 2017
Although the structure is still standing, the inside of the house is totally destroyed.
The cause has not been determined.
This is the second major fire in Oyster River this week.
Seven people were left homeless after flames swept through their duplex in Oyster River Tuesday morning.