Campton blaze escalates, one injured

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CAMPTON — A building fire on NH Route 175 prompted a significant emergency response early Friday as flames engulfed the structure, resulting in one injury and the death of a dog.

Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue, Campton Police Department, and Woodstock Fire Department were dispatched to the scene at 12:41 a.m. Engine 4, the sole engine currently in service for CTFD, was the first to arrive.

The crew initiated an attack from the exterior with a hoseline and attempted an interior assault but were repelled by intense heat and heavy fire conditions.

Support from the Woodstock Ladder company came swiftly as they positioned their ladder to reach a second-floor window, enabling firefighters to direct water streams through the opening to douse the flames.

The incident escalated to a two-alarm fire, calling for additional resources from neighboring departments such as Waterville Valley, Plymouth Fire-Rescue, and several others.

Crews labored for hours to extinguish persistent hot spots.

The building’s single fire unit was declared a total loss, while two adjoining units suffered smoke and water damage.

A parked pickup truck incurred minor damage.

A dog was tragically lost to the fire, and a cat remains missing.

One individual was treated for smoke inhalation on-site but refused further medical attention.

The American Red Cross is currently providing support to the residents displaced by the fire.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation by authorities.

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