Fire Destroys RV and Shed at East Kingston, NH, House
Firefighters battled a fire that ignited several propane tanks and an RV and spread to a house in East Kingston late Monday afternoon.
East Kingston Firefighters arrived within three minutes after the fire was first reported around 5:15 p.m. to the property on Haverhill Road, according to Fire Chief Ed Warren. Flames had already spread to the propane tanks, the 35-foot RV parked next to the shed, and the house. The homeowner was able to safely evacuate the home.
A first alarm was struck to bring in additional crews. They brought the fire under control by 7:30 p.m., which Warren credits to the mutual aid system.
“Due to the efficient and effective work of all of the firefighters at the scene, we were able to prevent any further damage to the home," Warren said.
A firefighter was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering a hand injury.
The shed and RV suffered significant fire damage, but the house is not considered a total loss, according to Warren. Once power is restored, the homeowner will be able to return home. A preliminary investigation indicates the fire is not suspicious and a lawnmower may have started it.
Fire crews from Newton, Kensington, South Hampton, Brentwood, Seabrook, and Merrimac all responded. The Epping Fire Department also sent an ambulance to the scene to provide rehabilitation services.
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