Claremont firefighters extinguish suspicious brush fire, investigation underway

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CLAREMONT — Claremont Fire Department personnel swiftly extinguished a small brush fire Tuesday afternoon that officials are calling suspicious.

The fire department was dispatched at 4:30 p.m. to the intersection of Maynard Street and Spring Street after reports of smoke in the area.

Brush 1 arrived on scene four minutes later and located the brush fire burning up a hill.

Crews quickly brought the fire under control by 4:37 p.m. No injuries were reported.

The Claremont Fire and Police Departments, with aid from the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands, are conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Lt.

William Hardy at the Claremont Fire Department at (603) 542-5156.

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