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August 5, 2017 - Building Fire, 7 Atherton Ave.


Prepared by: Deputy Chief George Walker
Incident type: Stove Fire

Incident date: 08/05/2017
Time of Incident: 2357
Incident Location: 7 ATHERTON AVE Apt. #2
Property Owners Name: Ram Chhetri
Property Owners Address: Merrimack, NH
Incident Commander: Deputy Chief George Walker
Number of NFR Engines in response: 2
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 1
Other NFR apparatus in response: 1
Number of NFR personnel in response: 14
First NFR unit on scene: Engine 1

​ Nashua Fire Crews responded to 7 Atherton Ave. Apt. #2 for a reported kitchen fire. Crews arrived to a 3 story attached condominium unit with smoke showing from the side door of the unit. Occupant reported he was heating up a pan of oil to cook. The oil overheated and ignited the pan and stove. Engine 1 was able to stretch a 1-3/4” line into the kitchen and douse the flames quickly, preventing the fire from spreading to the cabinets. The stove was destroyed and the condo unit suffered minor smoke and water damage. No injuries were reported.

​All occupants of the 6 unit complex were temporarily evacuated, but were allowed to return within 45 minutes.

Was detection equipment present, did it function, and did it alert occupants (Smoke detectors): Yes
Injuries (number of, gender, general severity): No injuries reported.

Public Service Announcement: Nashua Fire Rescue reminds residents that the proper method in dealing with a fire in a pot or pan is to simply cover it with a lid. Never try to move it or to use water as this will spread the flames.

​For a general description of Nashua Fire Rescue and additional information concerning the municipality please visit http://www.nashuafire.com.

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July 27, 2017 Car into Building, 620 Amherst Street 

Prepared by: Deputy Chief GLEN J MACDONALD

Incident type: Automobile accident (vehicle into a building)
Incident date: 07/27/2017
Time of Incident: 1456
Incident Location: 620 AMHERST ST JIFFY LUBE
Property Owners Name:
Property Owners Address:
Incident Commander: Captain Tom Finnerty (Engine 5)
Number of NFR Engines in response: 2
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 1
Other NFR apparatus in response: Deputy Chief
Number of NFR personnel in response: 14
First NFR unit on scene: Engine 5

​ Nashua Fire Rescue responded to Jiffy Lube at 620 Amherst Street for an automobile accident (vehicle into the building). An older model Ford F150 Pickup truck entered the middle bay and hit the interior wall on the opposite side of the building. The left rear corner of the vehicle landed unsupported in the oil change pit in the floor. There were no injuries. The building department was called in the assess the damage. The damage to the building was minor.

Investigation status: The incident is being investigated by the Nashua Police Department.

​ For a general description of Nashua Fire Rescue and additional information concerning the municipality please visit http://www.nashuafire.com.