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Woman dies in four-alarm blaze in Tuftonboro
TUFTONBORO - An 80-year-old woman died in a four-alarm blaze Friday morning on Barber Pole Road that fire officials said was fueled by a ruptured propane line.
The woman's 78-year-old husband made it out to safety and was not injured. The couple's names were not released but a plaque with the name "Cary" was positioned at the end of the driveway leading to the 34 Barber Pole Road residence, a two-story waterfront home on Lake Winnepesaukee.
The husband is staying with relatives who arrived from out-of-state, fire officials said.
A Tuftonboro firefighter, who suffered smoke inhalation and chest pain, was taken to Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro where he was treated and later released.
The blaze was reported at 1:11 a.m. and the first fire crews arrived 13 minutes later. By then, the home was fully in flames; the blaze quickly went to four alarms.
About 30 to 35 firefighters from nine area communities battled the blaze which took about two hours to get under control. The Moultonborough Fire Department's boat had to be used to pull water from the lake to help douse the flames.
The home was completely destroyed.
Fire officials believe a ruptured propane line fueled the flames. The fire is believe to have started on the exterior in the rear of the home, but investigators do not know what caused it.
Investigators from the state Fire Marshal's Office were called to the scene.
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