Peterborough fire escalates to three alarms, mutual aid responds

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PETERBOROUGH — At approximately 3:33 p.m. on Friday, emergency crews from Peterborough Fire & Rescue and the Peterborough Police Department were dispatched to a reported tractor fire at 87 Cheney Ave.

Upon their arrival, firefighters from PFR 24C1 observed heavy flames and quickly called for a second alarm.

The situation intensified, leading to a third alarm and the mobilization of mutual aid from several neighboring fire departments, including Dublin Fire Department, NH Temple Volunteer Fire Department, Antrim Fire & Ambulance, Milford Fire Department, Hancock NH Fire Department, Professional Firefighters of Keene IAFF Local 3265, and New Ipswich Fire Dept.

Commanders at the scene also requested the presence of Eversource NH due to downed power lines obstructing the driveway, posing an additional hazard.

By 6 p.m., the fire had been brought under control and all units had cleared the scene.

Peterborough fire personnel were seen cleaning and servicing their equipment to return the trucks to operational status.

During the incident, Bennington Fire-Rescue and Hillsboro Fire/EMS provided coverage for Peterborough with an engine and a ladder truck.

Antrim Ambulance was also on standby to assist.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or the extent of the damage caused by the fire.

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