ALLENSTOWN — Fire departments from nine towns converged on Fullam Circle to fight a two-alarm fire at a manufactured home on Saturday morning.
Allenstown Fire Chief Paul St. Germain said the emergency call was received about 7 a.m., with the majority of the fire knocked down in a half hour.
St. Germain said the fire was totally under control by 8:44 a.m. with Allenstown’s Fire Department supported by mutual aid from Concord, Hooksett, Pembroke, Bow, Dunbarton, Epsom, Chichester, Pittsfield and Deerfield.
While the home’s occupants and pets were able to escape without any injuries, the home was declared a total loss. An estimate on the amount lost within the home was not immediately available as of Saturday afternoon.
Although an official cause of the fire has not yet been determined, the occupants believe an electric space heater started the blaze.
St. Germain also indicated that the home had no working fire detectors.
The fire in Allenstown affected available mutual aid for a garage fire on Bert Lane in Loudon, which was reported at 7:24 a.m.
Normally, an engine from Concord would have responded to the Loudon fire but it had been dispatched to Allenstown. An engine from Pembroke took its place alongside engines from Loudon and Chichester, as well as a water tanker truck from Canterbury.
According to Loudon Fire Chief Tom Blanchette, the garage fire was knocked down within 20 minutes. Blanchette added that the fire was likely accidental in nature and caused by improperly discarded flammable materials.