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Nashua firefighters battle two fires Tuesday

New Hampshire Union Leader

November 22. 2017 1:01AM

NASHUA — Firefighters in Nashua were busy battling two blazes Tuesday afternoon, one confined to a cellar and the other to a first-floor kitchen area.

According to Nashua Deputy Fire Chief Glen MacDonald, fire crews were called to a three-story building at 5 West Allds St. around 12:31 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a building fire. Upon arrival, firefighters determined the fire was burning behind a row of circuit breaker panels in the cellar of the building.

According to MacDonald, the fire was confined to the cellar area, and all occupants escaped prior to fire crews arriving. The power was shut off to the building, which contains six apartments.

MacDonald said the building’s owner made arrangements Tuesday for the displaced tenants. The exact cause of the fire is being investigated by the Nashua Fire Marshal’s Office.

Gate City fire crews then responded to a 2 1/2-story wood frame multi-family dwelling at 10 Oak St. around 1:51 p.m. for a report of a stove fire.

Upon arrival, fire crews reported smoke showing from the first floor of the building, as a cooking fire on the stove extended to the cabinets above and adjacent to the stove.

MacDonald reported the fire was confined to the first-floor kitchen area. All occupants had escaped prior to firefighters arriving.

There were no injuries reported in either blaze.

Public Safety Nashua

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