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November 11, 2018 Automobile accident into a building 425 Amherst Street

Prepared by: Deputy Chief Glen MacDonald

Incident type: Automobile accident into a building
Incident date: 11/08/2018
Time of Incident: 1129
Incident Location: 452 Amherst Street, Country Tavern Restaurant Incident Commander: Deputy Chief Glen MacDonald
Number of NFR Engines in response: 2
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 1
Other NFR apparatus in response: Deputy Chief, Safety Officer Number of NFR personnel in response: 15
First NFR unit on scene: Engine 5 (Lieutenant Patrick Nelson)

​Nashua Fire Rescue responded to 452 Amherst Street, The Country Tavern Restaurant for an automobile into a building. Engine 5 arrived and found a Cadillac Deville had driven through a window into the dining room. The vehicle went through a glass window on the front left portion of the building. There were two occupants in the vehicle. Neither one was injured. There were no patrons or employees in the dining room at the time of the accident. The Nashua Building Inspector arrived and determined that the building was still structurally sound. The power was shut off to this portion of the building. The left portion of the dining area is closed until the glass is cleaned up and the window either boarded up or replaced. The right side of the restaurant was allowed to open.

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October 31, 2018; Automobile Accident, F.E. Everett Highway. ​

Prepared by: Deputy Chief GLEN J MACDONALD

Incident type: Automobile accident (Roll over)
Incident date: 10/31/2018
Time of Incident: 1459
Incident Location: F E EVERETT TURNPIKE NORTH EXIT 6
Incident Commander: Captain Mark Wholey (Engine 2)
Number of NFR Engines in response: 1
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 1
Other NFR apparatus in response: Deputy Chief and Safety Officer Number of NFR personnel in response: 11
First NFR unit on scene: Engine 2

Nashua Fire Rescue responded to the F.E. Everett Turnpike northbound at Exit 6 for an automobile accident. The accident involved 2 vehicles, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and a Honda Fit sedan. The two occupants in the Honda Fit were not injured. The pickup truck rolled over and the driver was ejected. The trauma team at a local hospital was activated. The patient was transported with life threatening injuries.

​The highway remains shut down. Nashua Police and the New Hampshire State Police are investigating.

For a general description of Nashua Fire Rescue and additional information concerning the municipality please visit http://www.nashuafire.com.

October 31, 2018; Building Fire, 23 Temple Street. ​

Prepared by: Deputy Chief GLEN J MACDONALD

Incident type: Building Fire
Incident date: 10/31/2018
Time of Incident: 1228 Incident
Location: 23 TEMPLE ST TEMPLE ST HOTEL
Incident Commander: Deputy Chief Glen MacDonald
Number of NFR Engines in response: 3
Number of NFR Ladder trucks in response: 1
Other NFR apparatus in response: Deputy
Chief Number of NFR personnel in response: 18
First NFR unit on scene: Engine 1 (Lt. Mark Haynes)
Was detection equipment present, did it function, and did it alert occupants (CO / smoke detectors)?   The alarms were sounding when we arrived.
Were suppression systems present and action taken: The building is equipped with an automatic sprinkler system. The fire did not produce enough heat to activate the sprinkler head in the bedroom.
Rescues: All occupants self-evacuated prior to our arrival.

​Nashua Fire Rescue responded to 23 Temple Street, The Temple Street Hotel for a report of smoke in the building. The Temple Street Hotel is a 5 story multi-unit rooming house. Engine 1 arrived with nothing showing from the exterior. Crews investigated and found a smoke condition on the first floor. They entered apartment 115 and found a heavy smoke condition. They then located a mattress fire in the loft bedroom.. The fire was confined to the mattress. The occupant of the apartment had self-evacuated prior to our arrival. She was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other occupants evacuated when the fire alarm sounded. The fire was extinguished and the smoke ventilated with a first alarm assignment.

​The fire is being investigated by the Nashua Fire Marshal's Office. Injuries (number of, gender, general severity): One person was injured with non-life threatening injuries.
Number of persons transported to medical facilities (NFR members and/or public): 1
Investigation status: Under investigation by the Nashua Fire Marshal's Office

​For a general description of Nashua Fire Rescue and additional information concerning the municipality please visit http://www.nashuafire.com.