Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Fire On Brook Street In Multi-Unit Apartment Building
Manchester, NH - Manchester Fire dispatch received several calls for a building fire at 103 Brook Street Monday at about 4:05 p.m.
Crews arrived to fire coming from the rear porch that was quickly spreading up the building. Crews made entry into the building to check for occupants and stretched hose lines inside and set up ladder trucks.
A second alarm was requested as the fire continued to spread to the upper floor of the multi-unit apartment building. Once firefighters confirmed all people were out of the building, command ordered all fire personnel out of the building due to heavy fire and parts of the structure collapsing.
A 3rd alarm was requested bringing all off-duty Manchester firefighters and several surrounding cities and towns to the city for station coverage.
Firefighters used master streams of water shot on the building from ladder trucks to attempt to extinguish the fire and protect adjacent structures.
AMR ambulance had several crews at the scene evaluating firefighters, and providing hydration to the crews that worked to fight heavy fire throughout the building.\
Fire investigators were awaiting the arrival of the building owner to confirm the number of units, but it is believed there are 5 or 6 apartments. It is unknown how many people have been displaced, however, the building is uninhabitable due to the significant damage.
The fire is being investigated by the Manchester Fire Marshal's Office and at this time the cause and origin have not been released.
Manchester Fire is expected to release additional information, at least one firefighter was injured at the scene.
In October 2014 the same building at 103 Brook Street had an early morning fire. Read -
The Brook Street fire was the third working fire Monday. Prior to this fire, they responded to a working fire on Stone Lane and a working garage fire on Lake Ave.
While crews were at the scene on Brook Street several mutual aid towns responded to a fire under the Queen City Bridge.
Manchester also responded to a potential water rescue using boats Monday afternoon.
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