CLAREMONT, NH—On August 19, at 1:52 a.m., Claremont Safety Services were dispatched to 24 Belding Street for a reported structure fire. According to Claremont Fire Chief Bryan Burr, “The First Due fire apparatus was on scene at 1:54 a.m. and reported fire in a 1st floor living unit of a 2-1/2 story apartment building. The fire was quickly knocked down with a single hose line. The fire was contained to the apartment of origin. One person living in the apartment was transported to Valley Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”
Burr reported that the fire did cause severe fire, heat, smoke and water damage to the one apartment; all other living units did not sustain damage. The fire did not displace others from the remaining portions of the building.
The investigation into origin of the fire continues and a cause has yet to be determined. The fire was called under control at 2:08 a.m., and the last remaining fire unit left the scene at 3:17 a.m.
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