On July 30, 2020 At 10:20 am dispatch phone calls for a fire in the building at 152 Pearl St on the second floor. Engine 11 arrived and found smoke showing from the second floor. The fire broke through windows on the second floor and traveled up to the third floor. A second alarm was called to assist at the fire. The fire heavily damaged the second and third floors of the house, and was brought under control at 12:33 pm
A Second Alarm assignment consisting of 8 engines, 3 ladders, 1 rescue company and the District Chief were assigned to this fire.
Heat and humidity caused the first responders heat stress, and 1 firefighter was transported from the scene and later treated and released from the hospital. AMR medical personnel evaluated several firefighters at the scene.
The cause of the fire appears to be from an electrical issue, and is under investigation by Manchester Fire Investigators.
According to Manchester District Chief Patten the damage is estimated at approx $400,000
The American Red Cross in a press release said they are assisting 15 residents from the building which can not be reoccupied.
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