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  • Writer's pictureJeffrey Hastings

MFD Responds To Third Electrical Fire In Less Than 24 Hours

MANCHESTER, NH - Manchester Fire, police, and AMR ambulance responded to 83 Portsmouth Ave for a reported building fire Thursday just after noon.

Engine 10 was the first company to arrive and reported smoke showing, companies conducted an aggressive interior attack combined with ventilation and a primary and secondary search for any potential occupants. The fire was contained to the room of origin and brought under control within minutes.

Weather conditions including snow and ice made for difficult road conditions while responding. Additionally, icy roadways at the scene increased the potential for slips and falls. One firefighter fell on the ice-covered road but was not injured.

After an investigation by the Fire Prevention Bureau, the fire was found to be caused by faulty electrical wiring in a partition wall according to MFD Battalion Chief Kenneth Proulx.

Wednesday Manchester firefighters responded to two building fires, one on Elm Street, and another on Douglas Street.

Single alarm (5 Engines, 2 Trucks, Rescue 1, Squad 1, AMR ALS 1, Fire Prevention, Chiefs 01, 02, 03, and 05.

©Jeffrey Hastings


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