Firefighters Arrive To Heavy Smoke Billowing From 5-Bay Garage On Maple Street
Manchester, NH - Manchester Fire received multiple calls for a garage fire at 337 Maple Street Friday at about 3:20 p.m.
Firefighters arrived moments after being dispatched and had smoke showing from a multiple-bay garage that was attached to a 2.5-story house. A second alarm was requested bringing additional apparatus to the scene and mutual aid from surrounding towns and cities to cover the fire station.
Crews stretched hose lines, while other firefighters started cutting open overhead garage doors to gain access to the fire. Two bays of the five-car garage had an active fire and the structure and contents were burning.
All bays of the garage had cars, a motorcycle, and multiple items stored in each section. Crews put ladders up to access the roof, and ladder trucks were set up to protect the attached structure and a structure that was adjacent to the burning garage.
The fire spread into the walls of a 2-story garage and firefighters used saws to gain access to the fire in the walls.
The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes, and firefighters remained at the scene for an extended time removing the contents and extinguishing hot spots.
Manchester Fire Marshals are investigating the fire, and at this time the cause is unknown.
Several streets around the fire were closed by Manchester Police to allow hoses across the streets and for apparatus to have access to the fire building.
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