A fire on Dudley Street in Haverhill left three people without a home Sunday night. No one was injured, fire department officials said.
The home is a total loss, according to police. Fire Chief William Laliberty said that the family tried to put the fire out themselves with a garden hose, which severely set back the fire department from saving the home.
The high winds only worsened the situation, Laliberty said, as did the old age of the home.
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"Because it's an old building and has a lot of hidden voids, that’s what's making it difficult," he said.
The Eagle-Tribune has reported that one person was burned, and brought to the hospital.