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3 firefighters hurt in NH blaze

The fire destroyed the Derry house and left one firefighter hospitalized with difficulty breathing

The Associated Press

DERRY, N.H. — Officials say three New Hampshire firefighters suffered minor injuries fighting a blaze that destroyed a home in Derry.

Two visitors were in the home when the fire was reported just before 7 p.m. Monday, but both escaped uninjured. A pet was killed, although a cat was rescued.

The Derry Fire Department says heavy smoke was showing when crews arrived.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, but it is not considered suspicious. The house is considered a total loss.

One of the injured firefighters was hospitalized with difficulty breathing. The other two suffered minor burns to the head and face.

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