Tag Archives: New Hampshire

Hopkinton, NH – Sprinkler system assists fire crews in extinguishing fire at town library

Karen Dixon was sitting at the front desk of the Hopkinton Town Library about 4:30 p.m. when a lightning strike shook the building. A few uneventful minutes went by before Dixon heard something in the cupola above.

“I looked up and there was fire in the acoustical tile ceiling,” she said. Continue Reading »

Concord, NH – Sprinkler system activated in wood shop at state prison

A small fire broke out in a wood shop hopper at the New Hampshire State Prison Thursday evening, a city fire official said.

Nobody was hurt and the fire caused minimal damage, Fire Chief Dan Andrus said.

The wood shop is in the northern end of the prison complex and firefighters responded to a 5:57 p.m.Continue Reading »

Manchester, NH – Fire in law offices on 18th floor of office building limited by sprinkler system

A fire caused extensive smoke and water damage to the offices of a prominent law firm in an iconic high-rise building downtown early Saturday, according to fire officials.  Paul E. Voegelin, chief operating officer at Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, said Saturday that the firm will reopen for business on Monday as usual thanks to the quick response of firefighters and property management. Continue Reading »

Nashua, NH – Fourth floor apartment fire contained by sprinkler system

Firefighters were called to a fire at the Laton House in Nashua’s Railroad Square late Sunday night.

The apartment building was evacuated, sending at least 50 people outside, officials said.

Officials said the building’s sprinkler system activated and held the fire in check while residents left the building.Continue Reading »

Manchester, NH – Fire in closet of third floor apartment extinguished by sprinkler system

A closet fire at 84 Karatzas Avenue activated sprinklers that contained the fire to a closet.  The fire was reported at 8:48 p.m. Fire crews arrived to find a water flow from the third floor f a 100-by-400 garden-style apartment.  Engine 10 located an extinguished fire in a closet of apartment 310.Continue Reading »

Nashua, NH – Sprinkler system contains apartment grease fire on Easter Sunday

Crews were called to the Tara Heights Apartments at 10 Digital Dr. around 9 a.m. Sunday morning, where they found a grease fire on a stove that had spread to the cabinets and activated the sprinkler system.

The fire was quickly contained by the sprinkler system, but crews were still tied up for an hour ejecting smoke and doing salvage work in the apartment where the fire was and the apartment below it.Continue Reading »

Dover, NH – Apartment kitchen fire extinguished by sprinkler system; No injuries reported

A fire at a Grove Street apartment Sunday was much different from one that occurred there nearly 16 years ago because of the sprinkler system that was installed, said the city’s fire chief.  At around 5:25 p.m. Sunday, the department was dispatched to the apartment building on 71 Grove St.Continue Reading »