Woman rescued from house fire

Firefighters also save two dogs from Portsmouth blaze

Portsmouth firefighters rescued a woman and two dogs from an early-morning house fire on Leslie Drive.

According to a press release issued by fire chief Steven Achilles, the fire erupted around 2:12 a.m. on Thursday at 110 Leslie Drive. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire and smoke pouring from the wood-frame house and its garage. They rescued a female occupant and two dogs from the home, and hosed down the structure to control the blaze.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Portsmouth Regional Hospital, where she was treated for smoke inhalation. The fire department did not identify the victim, but the one-story home is owned by Lorine Bolduc. No firefighters were hurt.

The garage sustained significant fire and structural damage, according to the press release, while the main house and roof suffered limited damage.

In addition to Portsmouth engines, emergency personnel responded from Rye, Kittery, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The cause of the one-alarm fire is under investigation by the Portsmouth Fire Department.

Firefighters on scene at 110 Leslie Drive.

Firefighters on scene at 110 Leslie Drive. photo courtesy of Portsmouth Fire Department