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Mar 23, 2016 3:51 PM

Fire that damages Peterborough home started by flammable floor-sanding materials

PETERBOROUGH - The improper disposal of floor sanding materials and rags are blamed for starting a fire at a home on Carley Road on Wednesday morning.

Firefighters say the call at 1 Carley Road came in just before 8 a.m., with the first unit arriving minutes later to fire showing from the front of the house and smoke coming from the attic.

Peterborough firefighters got help at the scene from Jaffrey, Antrim, Hancock, Greenfield, Milford, Keene and Temple firefighters.

Eversource also was called to assist by cutting power to the building. The fire was under control by 8:30 a.m. and the Red Cross was working with the residents of the home, firefighters said.

Firefighters are asking the public to follow manufacturer's recommendations when disposing of potentially flammable materials. Damage to the Carly Road home is estimated at $50,000.

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