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Old 04-21-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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We were heading back from dinner tonight around 8:00 and noticed flames shooting into the sky behind the Camp in Meredith. It looked like a house behind the hotel was up in flames consuming the deck and back portion of the house. A number of police and fire trucks were converging on the scene. I am not sure how long it took to bring under control or whether any other property was damaged. I suspect that it will be a significant story in the press tomorrow/Monday.

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Right after the initial call, a first alarm call went out, for more equipment and manpower. Fire dispatch does "20 minute" calls every 20 minutes (duh, Uppy), and I heard the 2 hr call. A stubborn fire indeed. Dover Street is the street that goes from Rte 3 up the hill past the side of the Camp restaurant. Four firefighters treated for heat exhaustion. All occupants got out ok per WMUR report.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:14 AM   #3
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Up hill from Camp, which is Chase House Inn, I remember a single family house and a red apartment building, and then the building that houses Fermentation Station on Main Street, with a store on Dover Street.

Channel 9's image looked like the red building. Glad the fire did not get to the Inn, or the single family house, or anything on Main Street.
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The building was a beige color, it was a 3 story triple decker apartment house.
The Firefighters did an AWESOME job keeping it from spreading, it was kinda breezy last night, and the buildings in Meredith are very close together, and everything is so dry from the lack of rain, so it would have been really easy to have the whole downtown Meredith burn.
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Woder if they used that new ladder truck you were complaining about.
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The building was a beige color, it was a 3 story triple decker apartment house.
The Firefighters did an AWESOME job keeping it from spreading, it was kinda breezy last night, and the buildings in Meredith are very close together, and everything is so dry from the lack of rain, so it would have been really easy to have the whole downtown Meredith burn.
You're right. It could of very easily been a disaster with the wind. That same day in Lowell, kids playing with a lighter in an alley behind a vacant house ignited a fire. Three houses cauught on fire displacing alot of families. It could of been alot worse if not for the quick response of the fire dept. Sad thing is, due to budget cuts, the fire station 2 streets over from the blaze was not manned, if it had been, crews would of arrived sooner.
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Woder if they used that new ladder truck you were complaining about.
Who was complaining about the new ladder truck??? Nobody I know of. It wasn't me, I'm glad they got one, they needed it for a long time.
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Who was complaining about the new ladder truck??? Nobody I know of. It wasn't me, I'm glad they got one, they needed it for a long time.
Not you. That was a dig at our one and only FLL. Every chance he got he hijacked threads to talk about that overpriced truck. Oh wait, I just did the same thing.
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They are starting to clean up, removing personal items, TODAY.....

Take Notice, Baldi family at Weirs!
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