Last night those who monitor our breaking news by following us on twitter, or listen to our online scanner heard the news first of two fireworks incidents in Pelham. Londonderry Medics provided mutual aid to both events.
On Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at 7:32pm members of the Pelham, New Hampshire Fire and Police Departments responded to a possible residential house fire at 40 Dodge Rd. Initial report was that fireworks blew up in the home and that the house was filled with smoke.
Upon all Fire and Police personnel responding to the scene, it was confirmed that the home was on fire and that there were several victims that had sustained injuries. A large amount of fireworks were located in and around the home. The fire was extinguished and all victims were transported to area hospitals. There were nine victims varying in age from infant to adult. Two children were transported to Boston hospitals via Med-Flight and DHART.
Pelham Fire and Police Departments also responded to a second firework complaint at 12 Jericho Rd. A fifty-year old male subject sustained a possible eye injury due to a firework.
The incident at 40 Dodge Rd. remains under investigation at this time.