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Weare home sustains 'substantial' damage in two-alarm fire

May 15. 2018 2:25AM
Officials said this home at 662 Concord Stage Road was damaged in a two-alarm fire on Monday afternoon. (COURTESY)

WEARE — A two-alarm fire damaged a home at 662 Concord Stage Road on Monday afternoon.

Fire Chief Robert Vezina said flames were showing when crews arrived just before 2:30 p.m. It took about 90 minutes to extinguish the blaze in the two-story, Cape-style house, he said.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

Two firefighters had to be evaluated for heat-related issues at the scene, Vezina said.

"All personnel did a great job," Vezina said in a news release. "Given the amount of fire on arrival and the limited number of personnel available, it made for a busy few minutes."

Engine 5, under the direction of Captain Kristina Houde, began attacking the blaze from the exterior due to the large amount of fire at the front of the house, Vezina said. Once the fire had been beaten down, crews entered the house to search for occupants.

"Damage to the house was substantial," the chief said in the news release.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the New Hampshire Fire Marshal's office.

The homeowners are staying with relatives in the area, according to Vezina.

Water had to be transported via tanker trucks from a nearby water source to fight the fire, he said.

Fire crews from Goffstown, Henniker, Bow, New Boston, Henniker, Dunbarton, Hopkinton, Hillsboro, Francestown, Mont Vernon, Concord and Deering provided mutual aid.

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