Roof Collapses During Rochester, NH House Fire
A Rochester family's home was destroyed by a 4-alarm fire Friday afternoon.
The call for the fire that engulfed the two-story house on Chapman Drive came in around 2:35 p.m. after the smoke detectors went off sending the occupants outside to see a fire on the porch, according to Rochester Fire Chief Mark Klose.
Heavy smoke poured from the house before firefighters arrived.
The fire caused a section of the house to collapse and was difficult to bring under control because of the heat, wind and size of the fire, according to Klose. A tanker truck was sent to the fire scene because of a lack of hydrants.
Firefighters from several companies including Portsmouth Airport at Pease responded to the fire.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Robert Nettles contributed to this report.