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Hooksett fire causes minor injuries
HOOKSETT – One person was treated for minor injuries Monday morning at Granite Hill Condos after a gas leak caused a fire in one of the units.
According to Hooksett Deputy Chief Mike Hoisington, the fire at Unit 45 in the Cambridge section was started when a gas line leading to the stove in the unit leaked, sparking a fire when the resident turned on the stove. Hoisington said the resident was treated on the scene for minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital.
Hoisington would not speculate as to what caused the gas leak, but he added that members of the state Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating.
After the call went out at 6:26 a.m., firefighters were on the scene within six minutes and had the fire knocked down within an hour, Hoisington said.
“Our guys did a great job, we contained the fire to one unit, a few more minutes and the fire could have spread and been much worse,” Hoisington said.
He said firefighters kept the fire maintained to the kitchen, which he said was destroyed, but that the rest of the unit sustained heat and water damage.
“The owner will at least be able to get their possessions out of there, whether or not the unit is salvageable, I don’t know,” Hoisington said.
While not a multi-alarm fire, Hoisington said that fire departments from Bow, Concord and Manchester covered Hooksett stations while the department responded to the call.
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