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Biggest fire of season burning in Hill

HILL - About 100 firefighters from central New Hampshire have converged on an area east of March Hill, not far from Poverty Pond, to fight a 64-acre brush fire they say is spreading quickly.

The fire went to four alarms shortly before 2 this afternoon.

Ron Klemarczyk, a special deputy warden for the state Division of Forests and Land, said, "This is the biggest fire of the season. Today is a Red Flag Day," which refers to a rating for conditions which allow wildfires to burn uncontrollably. This is a third-alarm fire, he said.

A helicopter is flying overhead assessing the size and direction of the fire. A staging area has been set up off Currier Road on Tioga Road.

Crews are dressed in yellow fire-retardant suits and are carrying shovels. There's one tanker truck on the scene as of noon.

More details to follow.


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