NH Firefighters Briefly Trapped After Flashover, Collapse

05/22/2012
Six firefighters were briefly trapped Monday after a flashover and collapse at a three-alarm apartment house fire in Manchester, New Hampshire. One firefighter was treated for minor burns in the incident, according to a WMUR report (http://bit.ly/Lj29iT). There were several partial collapses at the seven-unit, multi-family building. Chief James Burkush told reporters the wooden structure was more than 100 years old. About seven minutes after firefighters' initial attack, a flashover occurred in the attic, causing the ceiling to collapse and trapping several members. Firefighters who were not trapped were able to free their colleagues from the debris. Officials said the fire had been bur...

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