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Apr 17, 2016 2:48 PM

4-alarm brush fire rages in Stoddard

Gina Marini

STODDARD - A four-alarm brush fire stretching about a half-mile long broke out along Route 9 late this morning.

The fire was located in the area of 695 Franklin Pierce Highway and encompassed at least three acres. At 3 p.m., firefighters were taking precautions to protect at least one home in the area. Fire officials were also considering calling in a helicopter to pick up water from nearby lakes and drop it on the fire.

Several fire departments from surrounding communities were brought into help battle the fire, including Keene, Hillsboro, Bennington, Peterborough, Jaffrey, Swanzey, Walpole, and Antrim. The fire was initially spotted by officials in the fire observation tower on Pitcher Mountain in Stoddard.

NH1 will have more on this developing story.

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