Fire destroys Haverhill home

MOUNTAIN LAKES—A North Haverhill couple and their three children are homeless after fire ripped through their split-level home at 111 Hilltop View Drive in the Mountain Lakes district on Saturday.
Officials said Anne Foldeak, Robbie Schmead, and three children ages 8 to 15, were not home when the fire was reported at 11 a.m., prompting a large-scale response by local and mutual aid departments.
“There was heavy fire coming from the front half of the house,” said North Haverhill Fire Chief Phil Blanchard when crews arrived. “Things went as good as they possibly could given the logistics and getting water” to the scene.
Initial reports were that all three children were trapped inside the basement of the split-level home, which were unfounded.