Manchester Firefighters Respond To Douglas Street As Units Were Clearing Elm Street Fire
MANCHESTER, NH - Manchester Fire crews were just beginning to clear a basement fire on Elm Street when a call for an electrical fire came in at 266 Douglas Street.
The 2:04 p.m. call brought Manchester apparatus and Goffstown firefighters who were in the city for mutual aid coverage.
MFD Truck 6 was first at the scene and smoke was reported coming from the two-story, two-family residence. The fire was located in the ceiling of a first-floor bedroom, coming from behind a light fixture.
Flames were quickly extinguished, but an extensive overhaul was required as the fire spread throughout the bedroom ceiling.
Two lines from Engine 2 were used to bring the fire under control at 2:39 p.m. Three people were displaced from their home and no injuries were reported.
A young boy who came to the fire scene dressed in his fire gear was given a plastic fire helmet by responders who made the child's day.
After investigation, the cause of the fire was determined to be electrical in nature.
Resources: E2, E3, E4, E5, E8, T6, Goffstown T26, K1, K3, K4, R1, AMR ALS2, Chief Cashin
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