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Manchester FD Battles Flames

Monday, February 2nd, 2015, 10:09 am

On Sunday Morning, December 21, 2014 at 03:20, the Manchester Fire Department, NH. responded to 65 Log Street for a reported apartment building fire. While companies were responding, the Fire Alarm Office broadcasted that multiple calls were being received. Fire due Engine-2 reported heavy fire showing from the “D” side of the building. Upon arrival of the District Chief, he quickly transmitted the 2nd and 3rd alarms.

Firefighters quickly went into rescue mode due to the fact that occupants were still evacuating on the fire dept.’s arrival. Firefighters stretched several hose lines to the fire apartment while other members started a primary search. While firefighters were searching the apartment next to the fire one, they found (2) adults and (1) child sleeping and easily helped them out a window safely to a parking lot. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire but the fire had already extended to the 2nd and 3rd floor areas. Companies tried for an aggressive interior attack until the fire reached the attic area vented thru the roof.

Since conditions deteriorated quickly, the District Chief ordered all companies to evacuate the building and go to master streams. After knocking down the heavy fire, companies went back into an interior attack to extinguish hot spots and open up the walls. It took firefighters about two hours to bring the fire under control. All of the occupants of the 36 unit building have been left homeless just days before Christmas. The American Red Cross assisted with the call and two firefighters received minor injures.

The fire remains under investigation by the Manchester  Fire Department.

Fire News photos by David Stewart

Category: Emergency Services, Fire, New Hampshire, State News

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