City Firefighters Battle Two Alarm fire
By JAY HEATH, Correspondent | September 07, 2021 | NEW HAMPSHIRE
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Photo by Jay L Heath"Truck 7 firefighters wet down the cockloft area"
Photo by Jay L Heath " A Manchester firefighter takes a break after battling the two-alarm fire on Lake Ave"
Photo by Jay L Heath " Firefighters had extensive overhaul operations on the large apartment building"
Photo by Jay L Heath" Fire due firefighters take a break "
Photo by Jay L Heath" A Manchester firefighter gets his gear washed down after battling the two alarm fire "
Manchester, NH- September 6- Improper disposal of smoking materials caused a two alarm fire on Tuesday afternoon. The Box went out at 16:13 for a building fire at 336 Lake Avenue for a fire that started on a third floor balcony and extended into the apartment cockloft area. Heavy fire was showing by first due companies and firefighters advanced three handlines to the top floor, while Truck companies opened the roof, and search's where made in the large three story apartment building. A second alarm was sounded at 16:17 and eventually an extra Engine Company for manpower. The fire was knocked down at 16:26 hrs and crews had extensive overhaul operations. According to Battalion Chief Ken Proulx the fire was caused by improper disposal of smoking materials on the third floor balcony. The fire displaced 11 residents living in the building and the Red Cross was brought into assist them all.
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