CHARLESTOWN, NH–A fire, intensified by hot temperatures and strong winds Sunday afternoon, burned three outbuildings down to the ground and burned more than five acres at 960 River Road, Charlestown. Multiple mutual aid companies from both New Hampshire and Vermont were called to the scene, and more than 100 firefighters were needed to extinguish the fires.
The cause of the fire was not known as of late Sunday afternoon; the Fire Marshal’s Office was called to help with the investigation. Losses included a complete machine shop, tools, welders, and other equipment.
The New Hampshire/Vermont Region of the American Red Cross reported that it responded to the scene to support first responders with food and drinks while the fires were being fought (Bill Binder photos).
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