New Hampshire

Large Storage Container Catches Fire in NH Neighborhood Following Reports of Explosion

Residents in the neighborhood say they heard a loud explosion Sunday night before seeing flames

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A large storage container at a home in Salem, New Hampshire caught fire following reports of a loud explosion shortly before 8:30p.m. Sunday night.

“One of the police officers was three miles away and he heard the explosion," Salem Fire Chief Larry Best told NBC 10 Boston. "We received multiple 911 calls, so it’s quite a loud explosion.”



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Soon after, authorities responded to a home on Haigh Avenue where they found a the storage container engulfed in flames. The storage container was used as a garage for a resident living in the home, authorities said.

Crews were able to put out the fire within the hour.

“I came out and there was wood all over the road all burnt up," Tyler Neal, a nearby resident, said. "There’s houses on either side of the fire all burnt up too. The siding was melted off them. Looks pretty bad.”

Salem Police say no one was injured.

No word on what caused the fire.

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