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April 25. 2013 11:33AM

Firefighters fight 3-alarm Pittsfield fire


Ferefighters are shown dousing hot spots at the scene of a three-alarm fire in Pittsfield Thursday morning. (Dave Lane/Union Leader)

PITTSFIELD - Firefighters from several communities fought a three-alarm fire in a house near Globe Manufacturing Co. in Pittsfield Thursday morning.

Firefighters doused hotspots after putting out the fire in a house at 9 Shackford Court.

The owner of the house was treated at the scene for superficial burns to his face. Early reports from Pittsfield Chief Nicholas Abell indicated the fire started on a porch and then climbed to the second floor and attic.

A metal roof on the house trapped the flames and heat inside, making it more difficult to control.

Responding to the three-alarm fire were units from Pittsfield, Allenstown, Pembroke, Hooksett, Bow, Canterbury, Concord, Chichester, Epsom, Northwood, Alton, Gilmanton and Barnstead.

A wrecker had to be called in to pull out a Concord aerial truck stuck in soft ground nearby.


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