PELHAM -- Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at 57 South Shore Drive overnight, with the homeowner escaping due to smoke detectors, fire officials said Saturday.
Firefighters responded to a call at 3:57 a.m., and found heavy fire showing from one corner of the home. The homeowner, awakened by smoke alarms, was outside, the fire department said in a press release.
A dog perished, the department said.
Firefighters from Salem, Windham, and Dracut provided mutual aid, while firefighters from Londonderry and Lowell covered the station. Hudson Medic 4 responded to several Pelham medical calls during the time of the fire.
The home was heavily damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation.