Damage from Andover home blaze set at $2.7 million
A raging two-alarm fire caused $2.7 million in damage to a 5,000-square-foot single-family Andover home Monday night, fire officials said.
One of the home’s occupants reported the fire by calling 911 at 10:30 p.m. Monday, said Andover Fire Chief Michael Mansfield.
A few minutes later, firefighters began arriving at 8 Brundrett Ave. where they found “a heavy volume of fire” coming from inside the house, Mansfield said. Firefighters chose to take a defensive approach by fighting the fire from the outside because of its severity.
Two occupants were home at the time of the fire, and both got out safely, Mansfield said. One firefighter was taken to a local hospital after suffering non life-threatening injuries battling the fire.
Mansfield said firefighters had been knocking down hot spots of the blaze until about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. He described the home as a “total loss.”
In a statement, Mansfield said there was a “significant amount of debris” that must be removed so investigators can access the area. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Andover Fire Department and the state Department of Fire Services.