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First alarm fire destroys Long Point Road home

Susan Moore of Hermit Cove took this photo from her porch, showing the first alarm blaze that destroyed a home on Long Point Road. Susan Moore. (click for larger version)
March 24, 2010
MOULTONBORO — A Long Point Road couple lost their home following a first alarm fire on Saturday morning.

Moultonboro Fire Chief Dave Bengston said Moultonboro Fire and Rescue were called to a fire at a single-family home at 285 Long Point Road around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The fire went to a first alarm, bringing in crews from Center Harbor, Meredith, Holderness, and Sandwich with Tuftonboro covering the Moultonboro Station.

Hermit Cove resident Susan Moore said she saw the fire get progressively bigger from her deck.

"I was standing on my deck and talking on my phone when I saw it erupt," Moore said. "It got bigger and bigger and bigger and smoke was getting higher and higher and darker."

Bengston said the home was unoccupied at the time.

"They came home and actually found us on the scene," Bengston said.

Bengston said the fire was under control by 12:30 a.m., but the building is now uninhabitable.

The Lakes Region Disaster Action Team from the American Red Cross-Granite Chapter were on the scene and met with the couple to make sure that their disaster needs were met. The residents were able to stay at a neighbor's home and did not need other Red Cross services.

Bengston said there were no injuries. The fire remains under investigation.

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