May 22, 2016 3:30 PM

Plymouth fire leaves 17 tenants temporarily homeless

PLYMOUTH – Firefighters brought a two-alarm fire in an apartment complex early Saturday afternoon under control within about 20 minutes, fire officials said.

But as a result of the fire, 17 people were left homeless, Fire Department Capt. Brian Tobine told The Union-Leader.

The Union-Leader reported the fire was kept to basically one room, but affect six apartments.

A tenant of the Fox Park Apartments complex called for help at 12:23 p.m. The second alarm brought fire crews from Ashland, Holderness, Rumney, and Waterville Valley to help fight the flames. There were no injuries.

The fire was contained to the basement room of the apartment where the fire apparently started. The other apartments affected were damaged by smoke and water, but will likely be inhabitable again soon, officials said.

A representative from the State Fire Marshal’s Office was contacted, but did not come to the scene, as town fire investigators handled the probe into the cause of the fire, which was “undetermined” late Saturday afternoon, he said.

“We haven’t made a determination of what caused the fire yet,” Tobine said.

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