Firefighters throughout the Connecticut River Valley were busy this weekend as fires in both Claremont and Lebanon caused differing amounts of damage.
Members of the Claremont Fire Department responded to 208 Main Street shortly after 2:30 Saturday morning to find heavy flames coming from a two-family home. Crews extinguished the blaze within an hour, and while no injuries were reported, a garage and one of two living units were severely damaged. Officials said all of the home’s residents were evacuated, including what was described as “numerous pets”.
In Lebanon, an off duty firefighter is being credited with putting out a fire at multi-unit apartment building late Sunday morning. According to the Lebanon Fire Department, a fire on a fourth-floor balcony at the Timberwood Commons on Mt. Support Road was reported shortly after 10 a.m., and was quickly extinguished with little damage being sustained.