PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – One person was hurt, though thankfully not seriously, in a fire Tuesday at a New Hampshire resident-owned community, according to local media.
The local fire chief said firefighters were hampered by a fire hydrant buried in snow, which took time to uncover.
The fire serves as a serious reminder to ROCs across snow country to be sure their hydrants are dug out and clearly marked so firefighters waste no time in extinguishing a blaze. It’s also a good reminder to check the smoke detectors in your home (This resident reported a working alarm, thankfully). If you’re interested in helping provide smoke detectors for your ROC, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.