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November 25. 2013 10:39AM

Three-alarm fire damages Plaistow home


Firefighters battle smoke at 108 Old County Road in Plaistow on Monday morning. (Adam Swift/Union Leader Correspondent)


Plaistow Fire Chief John MacArdle surveys damage at 108 Old County Road. (Adam Swift/Union Leader Correspondent)

PLAISTOW – A three-alarm fire heavily damaged a two-story home at 108 Old County Road Monday morning.

Firefighters responded to the fire around 9 a.m. after getting a call that a fire had started in a woodpile near the home and spread to the house itself. Firefighters at the scene could not confirm if that was the actual cause of the fire.

By 10 a.m., the police and fire departments had Old County Road blocked off as crews from Plaistow and surrounding towns battled the fire. According to police, no one was injured.

Shortly after 10 a.m., no flames were visible, but there was still heavy smoke coming from the roof, especially from the garage, as firefighters battled freezing temperatures in addition to the fire.

Heavy damage was visible to the roof and both floors of the house.


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