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Manchester fire heavily damages one apartment
MANCHESTER — Firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze late Thursday morning in a third-floor apartment above the Good Still Pawn Shop on Kelley Street.
District Fire Chief Al Poulin said firefighters carried two hand lines up three flights of stairs to extinguish the fire that started in the living room of the third-floor apartment at 128 Kelley St.
Pawn shop employees noticed smoke coming from the apartment and called 911 at 11:47 a.m. The fire was under control 18 minutes later.
Poulin said the cause of the blaze, which heavily damaged the living room, remains under investigation.
He said the other three apartments in the building, as well as the pawn shop, suffered minor water damage. Once that is cleaned up, he said the tenants and employees will be allowed to return. The residents of the apartment that caught fire, however, will have to find some other place to live.
Poulin said the fire had the potential to be disastrous, given the location of the building in the heavily congested West Side neighborhood. However, he credited the early 911 call and four firefighters being on duty at the Amory Street station when the fire was reported.
He said the fourth man made the difference for firefighters in getting the hoses up three flights of stairs. Oftentimes, he said, the station is staffed with only three firefighters.
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