Farmington, NH, Apartment House Fire Displaces 6
A resident leaped from the second floor of a Farmington apartment Saturday morning as a fire displaced six people.
The fire was reported around 9:30 a.m. to the house on Grove Street, Farmington Police Chief Scott Orlando told WMUR. Two adults and four children were offered assistance to meet their immediate needs by Red Cross of Northern New England.
The siding on the front of the house was melted away, exposing a charred wall.
Even in the morning, temperatures in the 80s made it difficult for firefighters.
"The heat and humidity makes it harder on the guys working. Lots of work, lots of breaks and lots of hydration," the Gilmonton Fire Department wrote on their Facebook page. The department assisted Farmington firefighters.
The woman who jumped was injured in the leap, police told WMUR. Several others suffered smoke inhalation and burns.
Farmington Police on Saturday afternoon did not respond to Seacoast Current's request for more information.