Lisbon fire Chief Sean Galipeau, right, and a close friend console Marc Veilleux after his home at 18 Ferry Road caught fire  Friday. Veilleux is the town’s deputy fire chief.

Lisbon firefighters look over the home of Deputy Chief Marc Veilleux at 18 Ferry Road in Lisbon on Friday.

Lisbon firefighters put plastic over the windows of Deputy Chief Marc Veilleux’s home at 18 Ferry Road after extinguishing a fire there Friday.

LISBON — Lisbon firefighters responded to a report of smoke billowing from a house at 18 Ferry Road shortly after noon Friday only to find it was the home of one of their own, Lisbon’s E.T. Smith Hose Company’s Deputy Chief Mark Veilleux.

According to fire Chief P. Sean Galipeau, the fire was reported by a passer-by who saw smoke coming from the house at 12:34 p.m. No one was at home at the time.

Preliminary investigation indicated the fire may have been electrical, Galipeau said. Damage was confined to a master bedroom on the first floor and two bedrooms on the second floor.

Galipeau said the 100-year-old farm-style home received no heavy structural damage because the fire was confined to interior walls. The house was fully insured. The American Red Cross was called to assist the family.

Veilleux, his wife and two children are staying with his father who lives locally.


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