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Fire breaks out in state prison wood shop

July 27. 2018 9:26AM

CONCORD — A small fire broke out in a wood shop hopper at the New Hampshire State Prison Thursday evening, a city fire official said.

Nobody was hurt and the fire caused minimal damage, Fire Chief Dan Andrus said.

The wood shop is in the northern end of the prison complex and firefighters responded to a 5:57 p.m. sprinkler-activation call.

The chief said the fire was contained to a hopper where wood waste such as chips and sawdust are deposited.

Firefighters cleared the scene within an hour and the city fire marshal is following up.

“Nothing suggests anything other than an accidental fire,” Andrus said.

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