10 Departments Fight Fire In Wooden College Dorm

Issue 6 and Volume 126.

10 Departments Fight Fire In Wooden College Dorm Ten New Hampshire fire departments fought a fire that destroyed a two-story wood frame house used as a dormitory for 23 Belknap College students in Center Harbor. With winds gusting to 50 mph, the fire raged out of control until additional water was supplied to the fireground by stretching a 4-inch hose line. The fire in Harper House was reported at 3:18 a.m. last November 19 by a member of the Belknap College Fire Department, composed of 15 college students. The mutual aid headquarters dispatched the Center Harbor and Belknap College Departments. When they arrived about six minutes later, Harper House was fully involved. The Center Harbor chief immediately called for mutual aid. The eight departments that responded were from Meredith, Moultonboro, Holderness, Sandwich, Laconia, Gilford, Ashland and New Hampton. The first apparatus arrived on the fireground 12 minutes after the mutual…

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