Update: Fire destroys one Salters Point home, damages two others

Nov 7, 2019

A Salters Point home was completely destroyed and two neighboring homes sustained damage in a massive fire on November 7.

According to Dartmouth Fire District 1 Acting Deputy Chief Peter Andrade, fire crews responded to the area of Naushon Avenue in the Salters Point neighborhood at 4:20 p.m.

The first fire crews on scene reported one home was engulfed in flames, with fire visibly protruding from the home’s windows. 

Fire crews confirmed no one was inside the summer home, which was unoccupied at the time of the fire. With winds blowing, crews went into a “defensive operation” as flames spread to two nearby homes.

Fire crews entered both homes the fire spread to and confirmed they were empty. 

“On arrival we had an exposure problem with another house directly to the side of it,” Andrade said. “The house did catch fire on the outside, and the house directly across the street took some damage to the roof. We knocked that down and saved both structures.” 

The original home which caught fire suffered a roof collapse, and multiple propane tanks exploded during the fire. 

The fire was put out an hour and a half after crews first arrived. As of 6:30 p.m., fire crews were still on the scene. 

There were no injuries reported. The cause is unclear. Fire District 2 also responded to the scene, and District No. 3 provided station coverage.