House Explodes in Hampstead, NH — All Residents Safe
A house exploded on School Street in Hampstead Friday morning.
Deputy Police Chief Robert Kelley said on the department Facebook page everyone who lives at the single family house is accounted for and safe. The state Department of Safety said two people were helped out of the house just after 7 a.m. One of those people suffered a minor injury.
It was "obvious" to arriving fire fighters a explosion had occurred with pieces of the house along School Street.
Pictures of the front of the house by Mike Willinsky posted to the Rockingham Alert Facebook page show the house collapsed onto the first floor. The back wall of the house is still standing but the yard is filled with debris including insulation and ladders. Several windows were blown out and the siding buckled.
Firefighters from Salem, Derry, Atkinson, Londonderry, Sandown, Plaistow, Danville and Trinity Ambulance responded to the explosion.
There was access to Hampstead Middle School which is at the end of the street, according to Kelley.