Two children were rescued early Friday morning and eight were hospitalized after a fire broke out at an apartment building in West Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Firefighters were called to The Village at Crafts Hill Apartments on Pine Tree Lane just before 2 a.m. when the fire alarm went off.
When firefighters arrived, two children had been rescued by a resident from an adjacent building. Police, who had arrived minutes before, helped evacuate residents of other apartment units.
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Authorities said heavy fire was coming from the kitchen area of one unit but was quickly extinguished. That apartment unit suffered heavy damage while the remaining units suffered smoke damage.
A total of eight people were taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center to be treated for possible smoke inhalation.
The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.