Dunbarton home, shed destroyed in fire
A home and shed at 18 Jean Drive in Dunbarton were destroyed by a fire Wednesday night into Thursday morning. (Dunbarton Fire Department)
Dunbarton Fire Chief Jon Wiggin said the call came in at midnight, and Dunbarton, Goffstown, Bow, Weare, Hopkinton and Concord responded. He also needed more tankers and water and called in the Hooksett Fire Department to the two-alarm fire.
“He exited the house without his cellphone so there was a delay in getting to us,” said Wiggin. “The private road is 1,000 feet. There’s four houses on the non-town maintained road so it was very narrow and icy. We could only get one truck up the driveway and the tankers and water were down below. It was not a typical March night. It was like a January evening. The wind was howling and it was cold.”
One Bow firefighter was taken to the hospital after he fell on the ice and suffered a shoulder injury. Wiggin said the firefighter is in good condition.
“We took it down in 45 minutes to an hour, and cleared it at 3:08 a.m.,” said Wiggin.
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