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No injuries, home saved in woods fire
Raging fire destroys barn fueled by hay inside
At about 10:10 p.m. on May 11th, 911 reports of a fire in a barn loaded with hay. First arriving units find a fully involved one and a half story barn with fire through the roof. Due to being in a non-hydrant area of Milton, the fire department was assisted by the following towns for a water supply shuttle relay operations: Farmington, Rochester, Wakefield, and Somersworth. New Durham and Middleton Fire Department units provided station coverage during the fire incident. No animals were injurThe cause of the fire is under investigation.
Wolfeboro, NH. No one was injured and a home was saved during a woods fire off Timberlane in Wolfeboro on Sunday, April 24, 2016. The fire burned approximately one and a half acres. The blaze, located on the Lake Winnipesaukee end of Timberlane, was first reported at 4:52 p.m. First arriving crews found a fast moving fire driven by winds off the lake. The fire was headed for a nearby home. "The crews did a superb job protecting the residence in the path of the flames," said Wolfeboro FireRescue Deputy Chief Tom Zotti. "The building sustained no damage." A first alarm forestry response brought around 30 firefighters from Tuftonboro Fire-Rescue, Ossipee Corner Fire-Rescue, New Durham Fire-Rescue, and Alton Fire-Rescue. Wakefield Fire-Rescue covered
JUMP TO FILE #042516110 Wolfeboro Central Station Wolfeboro Fire-Rescue was also assisted at the scene by Stewarts Ambulance and the Wolfeboro Police Department. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. "It is extremely dry and the potential for fires is significant," said Zotti. "We ask everyone to use extreme caution with barbecue grills and other outside fires." The fire was declared under control at 6:15 p.m. The last Wolfeboro Fire-Rescue units returned to quarters at 8:13 p.m. - TOM ZOTTI