MERRIMACK — A man sustained injuries early Thursday when the Merrimack Fire Department found him outside their headquarters on Daniel Webster Highway around 1:30 a.m.
After receiving medical attention from police and firefighters at the scene, the injured man, who had sustained burns, was taken to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center for further treatment.
Shortly after his arrival at the hospital, firefighters were dispatched to a blaze at an industrial park storage area along the Merrimack River.
Upon arrival, they encountered smoke and flames emanating from a storage container and promptly called for additional firefighters and equipment.
Once the fire was under control, the crew discovered extensive damage to one container and minor fire damage to several adjacent units.
Firefighters had to cut through the locks to access the containers.
The New Hampshire Fire Marshal’s Office joined the Merrimack Fire Department in investigating the incident.
By Thursday morning, two Fire Marshal investigators and three Merrimack firefighters were examining the scene.
During the investigation, officials sifted through charred debris inside the most affected container, which seemed to have been used as a living space.
A damaged propane space heater and propane tank were retrieved, along with shelves, furniture, and aerosol cans, all showing signs of fire damage.
As employees from a nearby business arrived, the investigators collected evidence and cordoned off a significant portion of the area using Fire Marshal crime scene tape.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office, Merrimack Fire, and Merrimack police.
There is currently no update on the condition of the injured man.
Further details will be provided as the investigation progresses.