Keene Firefighters Battle NH 5-Alarm Fire

Published Sunday, 1/10/2022, 1215 hours PT

NEW HAMPSHIRE — Keene Firefighters and mutual aid from around the area and some about 30 minutes away responded around 2200 hours ET (1900 PT) to a Saturday late-night fire of a two-story mixed-use brick commercial structure in the 100 block of Main Street in the downtown Keene business corridor.

Incident Cooperators: Keene FD, Keene PD, Westminister FD, Keene City Public Works

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First due units reported heavy fire on all three sides of the commercial structure. According to fire scanner feed from other sources, rescues were conducted and a Mayday was transmitted just before 2329. Then all of the crews were told to abandon the building with the evacuation tones being sounded. Command cleared the Mayday and all crews were deemed to be safely out of the fire building at 2329.

A collapse zone was established on the bravo side (2339) and charlie side (2340).

During the firefight, fire crews rescued an adult female from the second floor, who was transported by EMS for smoke inhalation. Two firefighters were also transported for minor burns and have since been released from the hospital.

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Credit: City Councilor Philip Jones

Multiple people were said to be displaced.

The building has three storefronts including the Cobblestone Ale House, Dominos Pizza, Piazza Ice Cream on floor one, and seven apartments on floor two.

The Keene Police Department closed off area roadways from Marlboro Street to Eagle Court (northbound) and Emerald Street to Winchester Street (southbound) until Sunday morning.

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Photo Credits: Keene FD

It was reported estimated property and contents loss was around $1,000,000.

About the Keene Fire Department

The Keene Fire Department HQ is located at 31 Vernon Street. The Fire Department has two stations, which are mainly staffed by career firefighters. The Department has no volunteers but does have about 45 full-time and 20 part-time paid firefighters.

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BFD FF Calls a May Day

BALTIMORE, Maryland | Baltimore Firefighters were dispatched to a working dwelling fire in the 2700 block of Hollins Ferry Road 21230 in Lakeland area.

Upon arrival from first-due units, fire was said to be from the rear of a two-story, single family home.

The fire broke out on Thanksgiving, November 26th around 1842 hours EST.

Extreme flames were captured extending from one floor to the next.

Additional companies were requested.

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At 1845 hours ET, Command called for a second-alarm and reporting fire was now throughout the home.

Five minutes later, a Mayday was declared due to a firefighter becoming trapped inside the home. They were extricated and said to be treated by BCFD EMS. His or her condition is currently unknown.

Fire units were still working to get a knockdown on the fire that was said to be mostly in the Charlie/Bravo of the structure. At 1911 hours, the fire had burned through the roof’s eaves.

This is a developing story.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 11/26/2020 1616 PT