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Fire causes significant damage to Litchfield home, spreads to nearby trees

Staff Report
March 04. 2017 8:41PM

Fire departments from several surrounding communities responded to the blaze at 17 Muscovy Drive, which was first reported at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Michael Cousineau/Union Leader)



LITCHFIELD — A fire heavily damaged a single-family home in Litchfield on Saturday night.

Fire departments from several surrounding communities responded to the blaze at 17 Muscovy Drive, which was first reported at 7:45 p.m.

Litchfield fire officials said no one was home at the time of the fire, and no one was injured.

The fully involved fire quickly went to a second alarm, and firefighters were reporting at least a partial collapse of the two-story home. A third alarm was called at 8:33 p.m.

The heavy winds fanned the flames to trees near the home.

Litchfield fire officials said that roughly an hour after the first report, the fire was brought under control.

According to town property tax records, Paul R. Priestley owns the house.

Hudson, Londonderry and Merrimack fire departments were among the area towns that provided about a dozen fire trucks at the scene. Manchester and other communities provided mutual aid coverage to the responding towns.

Salvation Army officials also were at the scene offering support.

The street does not have its own fire hydrants, so firefighters used water from trucks and had to stretch hoses the length of Muscovy Drive to a neighboring street that has them, officials said.


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