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More Than 100 Firefighters Battle Blaze at Manchester Apartment Building

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

MANCHESTER, NH - More than 100 city firefighters responded to battle a stubborn blaze on the city's west side Sunday afternoon, July 10th. The Box was transmitted at 2:54 P.M. for a fire on the third floor at 361 Hevey Street.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing from a third floor porch that was quickly spreading into the walls, ceiling and cockloft of the large three-story apartment building. A second-alarm was transmitted by Battalion Chief Bob Beaudet as fire took over the building.

Firefighters conducted searches on all three floors, but the heavy fire between the tin ceilings and the roof made for a tough battle. Eventually all firefighters where pulled from the building as heavy fire poured from the roof area and companies set up to go defensive. One firefighter was treated for dehydration and one resident was transported to the hospital.

Firefighters worked for hours in humid weather conditions battling the blaze. The building was deemed uninhabitable, leaving many residents homeless. The fire is under investigation at this time.

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