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Fire damages building at Jaffrey transfer station
The industrial dump is used as a private transfer station for the sorting of resident and commercial trash.
On his way there Jaffrey Fire Chief David M. Chamberlain saw a large column of smoke on the horizon and upgraded the first alarm to a second alarm, he said in a press release.
Firefighters made an exterior attack on the building and knocked down the majority of the fire within the building.
The fire was under control by 4:20 p.m.
One firefighter was treated at the scene by Jaffrey Rindge Memorial Ambulance for heat-related issues.
The state Fire Marshal’s office and Jaffrey Fire Department are investigating to determine if a certain material in the trash ignited, causing the fire. A similar fire occurred at this same location in 2012 while the facility was sorting the same material.
Peterborough, Rindge, New Ipswich, Keene, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Troy and Winchendon,. Mass., firefighters assisted at the fire scene. Greenville firefighters covered the Jaffrey fire station.
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