fire dept

1- Alarm Fire 12 Old Walpole Road Keene, NH

Press Release

Date of Incident: February 15, 2021
Time of Call: 2313 hours
First Unit on Scene Time: 2320 Hours
Under Control: 2330 Hours
Units Back in Quarters: 0100 Hours
Type Incident: Building Fire - House
Assigned Apparatus: Car 4, Engine 1, Ladder 2, Duty Chief - C2 and C1
Number of Keene Personnel Assigned: On Duty Staff- 7, Re-called off Duty Personnel (Career and Call Company) - 4
Mutual Aid Units Assigned:
                                  At Scene Units- N/A
                                  Covering Fire Units: Spofford and Swanzey Fire Departments
Type Occupancy: House
Type of Construction: (Type V) Wood-frame, one story
Building Owner:
Injuries Reported: None.
Summary of incident: Fire units were dispatched to 12 Old Walpole Road for a reported extinguished pellet stove fire. While enroute, dispatch received reports that there was fire in the wall and upgraded to a 1st alarm. Keene Fire units arrived to find a single story ranch with fire showing on an exterior wall. First alarm units quickly deployed lines to knockdown the fire and contain it to the room of origin.
Estimated Property Loss: The fire was contained to the room of origin. The estimated dollar loss is $30,000.
Fire Origin and Cause: Remains under investigation by the Keene Fire Department.
For further information contact:
Jeffrey Chickering – Deputy Fire Chief