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45 people displaced by apartment building fire in Nashua's Railroad Square

By PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader

June 11. 2018 9:26PM

Forty-five residents of The Laton House in Railroad Square in Nashua were displaced by a fire on Sunday night. (COURTESY Nashua Fire Dept.)



NASHUA — Two people were hospitalized and 45 people displaced following a fire at the Laton House apartment building in Nashua late Sunday.

According to Nashua Deputy Fire Chief Steve Buxton, firefighters responded to 28 Railroad Square in Nashua around 11:12 p.m. Sunday to investigate a report of a fire.

Upon arrival, Lt. Jeff Allison reported nothing showing with alarms sounding in the building. After gaining entry to the building, members of Engine Company One were notified by residents evacuating the structure of a fire on the fourth floor.

After reaching the fourth floor, firefighters reported a fire inside an apartment with a sprinkler system activation, which aided in controlling the fire. Fire companies worked to knock down the blaze, evacuate the building and perform salvage work throughout the structure.

According to Buxton, a large number of residents ignored the fire alarms, then needed to be evacuated by fire department personnel. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Nashua Fire Marshal’s Office.

Volunteers with the American Red Cross helped relocate 45 residents displaced by the fire.

pfeely@unionleader.com


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