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May 9, 2017 Building Fire, 6 Wentworth Street 

Prepared by: Deputy Chief GEORGE A WALKER

Incident type: Building Fire
Incident date: 05/09/2017
Time of Incident: 2051
Incident Location: 6 WENTWORTH ST
Property Owners Name: Elinor Wozniakowski
Property Owners Address: Same
Incident Commander: Deputy Chief George Walker
Number of NFR Engines in response: 2
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 1
Other NFR apparatus in response: 1
Number of NFR personnel in response: 14
First NFR unit on scene: Engine 4
Was detection equipment present, did it function, and did it alert occupants (CO / smoke detectors)? No

Action: Nashua Fire Rescue responded for a report of a garage fire in a single family home with a 2 car attached garage. Engine 4 arrived on scene and discovered a heavy smoke condition in the garage, and a passenger vehicle burning inside. 2 hose lines were stretched into the building. The first line was placed in service to extinguish the vehicle fire, and the second to prevent the spread of fire into the main part of the home. Crews did a primary search of the home to confirm initial reports that all occupants had evacuated. Fire was quickly knocked down. Crews checked for extension and ventilated smoke from the home. Occupant reported to have been working on repairs to the vehicle earlier in the day. Moderate smoke damage throughout the home and garage, with heavy fire damage to the vehicle. Nashua Fire Marshals office is investigation the cause.

​Injuries (number of, gender, general severity):
Number of persons transported to medical facilities (NFR members and/or public): None Investigation status: Nashua Fire Marshal Investigating the cause.

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