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The remains of the building at 132 Bridge St. after a fire on Friday in Manchester.

A fire early Saturday left a man with serious burns, and gutted a building on Bridge Street in Manchester.

Just before 3 a.m., a caller reported a fire at 132 Bridge St. When Manchester firefighters arrived, they found flames billowing out of the first and second floors of the three-story apartment building, and burning in the top floor.

A man suffered serious burns in the fire, according to a fire department news release. He was taken by helicopter to a Boston hospital for treatment.

Firefighters had the fire under control by 4:15 a.m., but the fire department estimated the damage to the building would cost $420,000. The apartment building, built in 1880 according to the city assessor’s database, was last sold in 2018 for $350,000.

Fire department investigators are still investigating what caused the fire.

Friday, September 18, 2020
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