Overturned heat lamp inside Hanover Street apartment sets off alarm, alerts neighbor to danger

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MANCHESTER, NH – At 12:30 a.m. on April 11 fire crews responded to a report of an apartment fire at 341 Hanover St. District Fire Chief Michael Gamache said an alert neighbor heard a smoke detector sounding and went to apartment 7 to investigate. The neighbor smelled smoke and called 911.

Fire crews arrived to the six-unit building and smelled smoke coming from the apartment. Fire crews forced entry and discovered a fire in apartment 7. There were no occupants inside the apartment.

Quick work by the fire crews opening up and extinguished the fire within a short period of time.

The fire was caused by a heat lamp that was tipped over, landing face down on the hardwood floor igniting the floor. Estimated damage was $1,500.

A full box assignment was deployed consisting of 4 engines, 2 ladders, 1 rescue, 1 District Chief.





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