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1-Alarm Fire 92 Victoria Street, Keene NH

Date of Incident: March 29, 2020
Time of Call: 1159 hours- First Alarm
First Unit on Scene Time: 1203 Hours
Under Control: 1214 Hours
Units Back in Quarters: 1334 Hours
Type Incident: Building Fire- Garage
Assigned Apparatus: Car 3, Engine 1, Ladder 2, Ladder 1, Amb 3, Duty Chief- C1
Number of Keene Personnel Assigned: On Duty Staff- 9, Re-called off Duty Personnel (Career and Call Company)- 15
Mutual Aid Units Assigned:
At Scene Units- N/A
Covering Fire Units: Chesterfield, Spofford, Swanzey and Walpole Fire Departments
Type Occupancy: Garage
Type of Construction: (Type V) Wood-frame, one story
Building Owner: James L. Ellis of Spofford NH.
Injuries Reported: One civilian occupant of property transported for minor burns and smoke inhalation.

Summary of incident: Fire and Police units were dispatched 92 Victoria Street for a reported garage fire. Keene Fire and Keene Police units responded and arrived to find a well-involved one story residential garage. First alarm units arrived and quickly deployed three lines to knock down the fire and contain it to building of origin. Keene Police assisted by securing the street access to emergency units.

Injuries Reported: There was one injury to an occupant of the property. Patient injuries are related to thermal and smoke exposure to the fire. The patient was transported to Cheshire Medical Center for evaluation by Keene Fire crew.

Estimated Property Loss: The fire was contained to garage with no building exposures damaged. A vehicle that was adjacent to garage was damaged. The garage and the contents are a total loss. The fire department has not yet estimated the dollar loss.

Fire Origin and Cause: Remains under investigation by the Keene Fire Department. Anyone with information related to the fire is asked to contact Lt. John Bates of the Keene Fire Department at 603-757-1863 or via email

For further information contact:
Mark Howard- Fire Chief

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