Fire Guts Part Of Loon Mountain Condos After Snow Storm

LINCOLN, N.H (CBS) – A 2-alarm fire destroyed part of a condominium complex on Loon Mountain late Thursday night, but no one was hurt.

Flames broke out around 9 p.m. in one of six units in the complex. The fire spread to a second unit, but firefighters were able to contain it there.

Lincoln, N.H. Fire Chief Ronald Beard told WBZ-TV two teenage girls spotted the fire from across the way, ran over and started banging on doors making sure there was no one inside the adjoining units. Both units caught in the flames were empty at the time.

The fire was contained to two of the six units. (Photo credit: Lanie Tighe)

The fire was contained to two of the six units. (Photo credit: Lanie Tighe)

The weather made it a challenge because more than a foot of snow fell in the area Thursday.

“It’s quite a steep road getting up in there and it has switchbacks because it’s such a steep incline to get up to where the fire was,” Beard told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Friday.

There’s no word yet on a cause. Beard said the unit where the fire started was destroyed and that the owner had been doing renovations recently.

A third unit was damaged by smoke and water. There were people staying in that third unit but they were at dinner at the time of the fire.

(WBZ-TV graphic)

(WBZ-TV graphic)

Loon Mountain was open to skiers Friday. The condos are near the ski slopes, but the fire didn’t impact the ski area at all, Beard said.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports

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