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Jun 9, 2015 1:13 PM

25 Nashua families displaced after 5-alarm fire


NASHUA - More than two dozen families are finding new places to stay after a 5-alarm fire Tuesday night.

A massive fire that started in one apartment building on West Hollis Street in Nashua quickly spread to a nearby building.

No one was injured but the red cross confirmed 25 families have been displaced by the flames.

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“That’s where I lived,” Christine Larouche said, looking at the top floor of the burnt building. “I’m very good at decorating, and my home was beautiful. I even decorated my bathroom, and everyone loved it.”

The Nashua Fire Department said one firefighter was hurt with minor injuries.

For residents, it’s the loss of possessions they are learning to cope with.

“My Xbox, my clothes, my toys and my teddy bears,” Damion Bourassa, who is among the youngest fire victims, said,

But families said they are happy they still have each other.

“It was bad," said Meagan Garcia, who also lived on the top floor. "When I came back around the front, it was just black clouds of smoke. I had my son with me, and my mom.”

Garcia’s son is only a year old, but they are all trying to move forward.

“This is one terrible scene," Larouche said. "You won’t really know how it feels because it’s stuff you own. It’s stuff you love, and then all of a sudden it disappears."

The Red Cross has a station set up on Vine Street and they are accepting donations for these fire victims.

Non-perishable goods can be brought to their Nashua office on Concord Street.

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