Newburyport, MA – NFD Chief Christopher LeClaire reports that the Newburyport Fire Department responded to a four-alarm fire January 14th, 2019.

At 2:29 p.m., Newburyport firefighters were dispatched to 155 High St. for a report of a fire. Upon arrival, crews observed heavy fire showing on the second floor of the wood-frame structure and struck a second alarm before eventually escalating it to a fourth alarm.

Heavy fire engulfed the second and third floors of the building, but was eventually brought under control. The fire partially extended to a neighboring structure before it was put out.

There were no reports of injuries to occupants or firefighters.

Firefighters from Salisbury, Amesbury, Newbury, West Newbury, Merrimac, Byfield and Rowley, as well as Seabrook, Exeter, Hampton, Kingston, Portsmouth and the Seacoast Chief Fire Officers Mutual Aid District Air Trailer were all on scene providing mutual aid.

The North Hampton, Groveland, Hampton Falls and Seabrook Fire Departments provided station coverage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

©Jeffrey Hastings
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