CLAREMONT, NH—The Claremont Fire Department responded to its first brush fire of the season. Claremont Fire Chief Bryan Burr reported that “crews responded to 356 Old Newport Road for a brush fire at 3:48 p.m. today. The fire was under control at 4:11 p.m. The fire charred approximately 2 ½ acres of forested land.”
The fire is not considered suspicious and has been deemed accidental.
Burr also reported that “While multiple Claremont units were on scene fighting the fire, Ascutney, Cornish and Newport fire units covered the Claremont Station. As Claremont units continued to work the brush fire, Ascutney and Newport responded to a motorcycle vs. car accident with serious injuries to the operator of the motorcycle on Main Street at the intersection of Water Street. The motorcycle operator was transported by Golden Cross Ambulance to Valley Regional Hospital’s Helipad at which time DHART helicopter transported the victim to DHMC.”
At press time there was no further information as to the condition of the victim, said Burr.
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