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3 Cats Die in Hudson Fire

March 2, 2019

HUDSON, N.H. -- Three cats were killed but a family escaped without injury as a three-alarm fire devastated a home on Sir Isaac Way in Hudson on Friday.

Smoke alarms were ringing and the family of Andrew and Yvonne Lemieux escaped their home as firefighters were called to 7 Sir Isaac Way for the blaze at 11:53 a.m., according to a press release from the Hudson Fire Department.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the 2 1/2 story home, according to the press release.

The first responding firefighters “did an outstanding job knocking down a large majority of the fire with minimal resources,” but the blaze still required three alarms, and drew firefighters from Hudson, Nashua, Pelham, Londonderry, Salem, Dracut, Tyngsboro, Dunstable and Litchfield, according to a press release. Firefighters from Bedford, N.H., Manchester and Merrimack covered Hudson stations.

Fire Prevention Officer Steve Dube said in a press release that the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

The home suffered “significant structural damage from the fire and severe smoke damage throughout the home,” Dube wrote.

The home is no longer habitable, and the family is seeking temporary housing, according to a press release.

The fire was brought under control at 12:52 p.m., according to a press release.

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