2 NH firefighters injured in apartment building blaze

One of the Concord firefighters sustained second-degree burns


By Laura French

CONCORD, N.H. — Two New Hampshire firefighters were injured battling a blaze at an apartment building on Monday. 

Concord firefighters arrived at the 24-unit building late Monday night and found fire coming from the second and third floors and the attic, according to Patch.com. A second alarm was called, and seven other fire and EMS departments responded to assist. 

One firefighter sustained second-degree burns while battling the blaze, and another suffered an injury to their knee. One resident was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. 

Firefighters quickly evacuated any residents remaining in the building and also rescued several pets, according to Concord Fire Chief Sean Brown. The damage to the building rendered all of the apartment units unable to be reoccupied, displacing several residents, according to Brown. 

Brown said the fire is under investigation but appears unrelated to other recent fires nearby, following the arrest of an alleged arsonist last week. 

 

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