Firefighters Battle Several Brush Fires in New Hampshire

Cause of fires is under investigation



EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Firefighters fought brush fires in several New Hampshire towns, including one fire that came within feet of a home.

Andre Baillargeon, an office administrator at the fire department in Exeter, tells WMUR-TV she heard her own address announced as the spot of one of the fires Monday. She got there as the fire department did.

Firefighters contained the brush fire, which left charred leaves spread nearly the length of a football field near her home.

Firefighters also contained a nearly 3-acre fire in Rye on Monday afternoon.

The cause of both fires remains under investigation.

It’s early for brush fire season. Firefighters said it was dry, warm, and windy Monday.

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