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Sept. 11, 2017 Building Fire - 55 Harris Road


Prepared by: Deputy Chief GEORGE A WALKER

Incident type: Building Fire
Incident date: 09/11/2017
Time of Incident: 1620
Incident Location: 55 HARRIS RD GREENBRIAR TERRACE - BUILDING 3
Property Owners Name:
Property Owners Address:
Incident Commander: Deputy George Walker
Number of NFR Engines in response: 3
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 2
Other NFR apparatus in response: 1
Number of NFR personnel in response: 22

First NFR unit on scene: Engine 6 Nashua Fire Rescue responded to the Greenbriar Terrace after receiving a call for an odor of something burning from maintenance personnel. Engine 6 arrived and discovered a smoke condition in building 3, of the complex. Building 3 is under renovations and is vacant. A hose line was stretched into the building. Crews searched the entire area of building 3, and located a small fire in the attic/ceiling space of the dining area of the building. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished. The small fire was accidental in nature. The cause of the fire was determined to be a temporary construction light that had been left in contact with plastic sheeting and insulation in the ceiling. The fire was contained to a small area of the attic. None of the occupants located in any of the other buildings were exposed to the smoke and were safely sheltered in place within their respective buildings.

Injuries (number of, gender, general severity): None
Number of persons transported to medical facilities (NFR members and/or public): None Investigation status: Under investigation by the Nashua Fire Marshals Office

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September 2, 2017 - Building Fire, 77 Walnut Street


Prepared by: Deputy Chief KEVIN F KERRIGAN

Incident type: Porch Fire
Number of Alarms: 1
Incident date: 09/02/2017
Time of Incident: 1405
Incident Location: 77 WALNUT ST
Property Owners Name:
Property Owners Address:
Incident Commander: Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Kerrigan
Number of NFR Engines in response: 2
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 1
Other NFR apparatus in response: 1 Deputy Chief
Number of NFR personnel in response: 14
First NFR unit on scene: Deputy Chief

Accomplishments: Responded to a reported Porch fire at 77 Walnut St. Upon arrival we had smoke showing from a rear stairway/porch. Crews stretched a hose line and quickly extinguished the fire. Damage was confined to the outside porch and stairway with no extension to the building.

Injuries (number of, gender, general severity): NONE
Number of persons transported to medical facilities (NFR members and/or public): NONE Investigation status: The cause of the fire was determined to be careless disposal of cigarettes. Public Service Announcement: Always use an approved container to dispose of all smoking materials. For a general description of Nashua Fire Rescue and additional information concerning the municipality please visit http://www.nashuafire.com.

August 25, 2017 - Building Fire, 11 Eric Ave.

Prepared by: Deputy Chief KARL P GERHARD

Incident type: Building fire
Incident date: 08/25/2017
Time of Incident: 0205
Incident Location: 11 ERIC AVE RODGERS MOBILE HOME PARK
Incident Commander: DC Gerhard
Number of NFR Engines in response: 4
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 2
Other NFR apparatus in response: 1 Command vehicle, 1 Air supply unit, Dunstable Tanker, Hollis Tanker.
Number of NFR personnel in response: 26
First NFR unit on scene: Engine Company 6 (Conant Road)

Situation encountered: Nashua Fire Rescue (NFR) responded to a report of a building fire at the above address at approximately 02:05 this morning. Engine 6 arrived to locate heavy fire involving approximately 50% of the structure, an exposed neighboring home being damaged by radiant heat from the fire building and 2 approximately 200 Lb. propane cylinders becoming exposed to the fire. The exposed home was quickly protected by the first arriving company. The propane tanks were quickly cooled via hose streams to reduce the pressure within the cylinders (relief valve had just opened as operations began, venting the product). Engine 3, Ladder 3, and Engine 2 all assisted in fire attack and water supply (nearest hydrant approximately 1000’ from scene). Ladder 2 stood by as a safety team for the companies operating. A search of the home was conducted and the home was found to be unoccupied at the time of the fire. Engine 5 and the air supply unit responded late in the incident for relief and additional air.

​The bulk of the fire was extinguished within 20 minutes of arrival of NFR and officially placed under control at 02:44.
Rescues: None.
Accomplishments: No injuries to residents or responders.
Special Hazards encountered: Propane tanks exposed to main body of fire and venting just after NFR arrival.
Injuries (number of, gender, general severity): None.
Number of persons transported to medical facilities (NFR members and/or public): None. Investigation status: Under investigation by the State of New Hampshire Fire Marshal’s office with assistance from Nashua Fire Rescue and Nashua Police. Please contact the State of NH Fire Marshal’s office for updates pertaining to the status of the investigation. For a general description of Nashua Fire Rescue and additional information concerning the municipality please visit http://www.nashuafire.com.