Four Alarm Fire in Franklin Under Investigation
By JAY HEATH, Correspondent | September 13, 2020 | NEW HAMPSHIRE
Story No. 091420112
Photo by Jay L HeathFire blows from the second floor as firefighters throw ground ladders.
Photo by Jay L HeathA Gilford firefighter helps pull a big line into the fire building.
Photo by Jay L Heath Franklins Tower Ladder cuts through the metal roof for ventilation.
Photo by Jay L Heath Heavy fire blows from the vent hole.
Photo by Jay L Heath Heavy fire blows from the roof as Franklins Tower Ladder crew pulls away.
Photo by Jay L Heath A Firefighter vents the windows from the second floor.
Photo by Jay L Heath Franklin firefighters take a well deserved break at this four alarm fire.
Franklin, NH - Franklin fire officials are investigating a four-alarm fire that ripped through a multi-family home on Sunday, September 13th.
The fire came in at 2:36 P.M. for fire showing at 99 Pleasant Street and escalated to four alarms. Franklin's first due Engine with the duty crew encountered heavy fire from the 'D' side of the building and immediately requested a second-alarm.
Three firefighters were transported to the hospital for treatment of heat-related injuries. Two of them, including a Franklin firefighter, were treated and released, while one remained hospitalized for observation, Franklin Deputy Fire Chief David Hall reported.
Heavy fire traveled throughout the three-unit building and through the metal clad roof after being vented by Franklin's Tower Ladder. Several cars where destroyed in the driveway as well due to the heavy fire on the side porch of the structure.
Firefighters from 18 departments responded to the incident and the cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Franklin Fire Department and the State Fire Marshall's office. The American Red Cross also responded to assist the residents displaced by the fire.
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