New Hampshire Building Partially Collapses

November 5, 2008

The fire chief in Conway, New Hampshire says a fire alarm may have prevented a building from exploding early Tuesday.

Chief Steve Solomon says firefighters responded to the alarm at a business building shortly before 6 a.m. They found part of the second floor had collapsed, breaking propane gas lines and the sprinkler system and filling the building with propane.

The houses a sports store warehouse, a brewery and a plumbing supply store.

Solomon says they’ve cordoned off the building. A structural engineer will assess whether the building is stable. No one was hurt.


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