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April 23, 2018 Building Fire, 57 Lawndale Ave.

​Prepared by: Deputy Chief Karl P. Gerhard

Incident type: Building Fire
Incident date: 04/23/2018
Time of Incident: 0331 Incident
Location: 57 LAWNDALE AVE
Incident Commander: Deputy Chief Karl P. Gerhard
Number of NFR Engines in response: 3
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 1
Other NFR apparatus in response: Deputy Chief
Number of NFR personnel in response: 18
First NFR unit on scene: Deputy Chief

Incident Description: Engine 2, Engine 4, Ladder 2, Deputy Chief, & Engine 5 were dispatched to the listed location for a building fire. The Deputy Chief arrived to locate a single family split level home with smoke issuing from the residence. Two occupants and their pet dog had self-evacuated from the building prior the Fire Department’s arrival. Engine 4 and Engine 2 attacked the fire located in the basement Ladder 2 provided ventilation while conducting a search of the building. Engine 5 stood by for fire fighter safety. The fire was quickly located in the basement and extinguished. No other occupants were located in the building (searches negative). There were no injuries to occupants or responders. The building is currently uninhabitable due to smoke damage, occupants staying locally with relatives.

Was detection equipment present, did it function, and did it alert occupants (CO / smoke detectors)? Smoke detectors were present. Occupant awoke to unusual sounds coming from the basement and investigated. Occupant discovered fire as smoke detectors began to sound.
Rescues: None. Occupants self-evacuated.
Accomplishments: Fire rapidly contained and extinguished with limited damage to structure.
Special Hazards encountered: None.
Injuries (number of, gender, general severity): None.
Number of persons transported to medical facilities (NFR members and/or public): N/A
Investigation status: Under investigation by the City of Nashua Fire Marshall’s Office. Please contact this agency for any questions pertaining to the status of the investigation.
Public Service Announcement: If you discover a fire in a room of your home and can safely do so, close the door to the room to prevent fire and/or smoke from spreading. This action can slow fire growth and provide precious moments for occupants to evacuate the building.

​For a general description of Nashua Fire Rescue and additional information concerning the municipality please visit http://www.nashuafire.com.

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April 22, 2018; Building Fire, 47 Ash Street

Prepared by: Deputy Chief KEVIN F KERRIGAN [ T ]

Incident type: Building Fire
Incident date: 04/22/2018
Number of Alarms: 1
Time of Incident: 1214
Incident Location: 47 ASH ST Apt. #A
Property Owners Name:
Property Owners Address:
Incident Commander: Deputy Chief Kevin Kerrigan
Number of NFR Engines in response: 3
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 1
Other NFR apparatus in response: Deputy Chief
Number of NFR personnel in response: 18
First NFR unit on scene: Engine 4

Accomplishments: Nashua Fire responded to the above address for a report of a Building Fire. Upon arrival Fire crews found a fire in a partition, then stretched a hose line and extinguished the fire. The fire was contained to the area of origin. All occupants had self-evacuated.

​Injuries (number of, gender, general severity):
None
Number of persons transported to medical facilities (NFR members and/or public): None
Investigation status: Under investigation by the Nashua Fire Marshal's office

​For a general description of Nashua Fire Rescue and additional information concerning the municipality please visit http://www.nashuafire.com.