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2nd Alarm Fire 15 Meetinghouse Road, Keene NH

Date of Incident: July 15, 2020

Time of Call: 1103 hours- First Alarm

First Unit on Scene Time: 1106 hours

Under Control: 1133 hours

Type Incident: Building Fire

Assigned Apparatus: Engine 1, Ladder 2, Car 3, Ambulance 3, Tanker 1, Rescue 1, C2

Number of Keene Personnel Assigned: On Duty Staff- 13, Re-called off Duty Personnel- 8

Mutual Aid Units Assigned:

Units on-scene:  Keene Police, Southwest Fire Mutual Aid, Swanzey Fire, Gilsum Fire, Westmoreland Fire, Sullivan Fire, Chesterfield Fire, Brattleboro Fire

Covering Fire Units: Spofford, Walpole, Harrisville and Troy

Type Occupancy: Residential

Type of Construction: (Type V) Wood-frame, two story

Injuries Reported: None.

Summary of incident:  Fire units were dispatched to a report of a building fire at 15 Meetinghouse Road.  Car 3 arrived establishing command of a 2-story residential house with smoke coming from the front door.  A 2nd alarm was transmitted at 1107 hours.  Crews found a kitchen fire on the 1st floor.  Engine 1 crew stretched a hoseline to extinguish the fire and the Ladder 2 crew assisted with search and rescue.  Upon checking the house, there was no one home at the time of the fire.  One dog was rescued from the house.  The dog was treated and Keene Police transported the dog to the Court Street Vet.

 The fire was contained to the kitchen, with heat and smoke damage to the rest of the house. The building and contents damage is estimated at $100,000 and three occupants have been displaced as a result of the fire.

 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:

Jeffrey Chickering – Deputy Fire Chief