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Sixteen residents displaced by Cross Street fire

By Christopher Roberson - Staff Writer | Apr 21, 2024

Nashua firefighters at the scene of a one-alarm fire at 6 Cross St. on the evening of April 18. Courtesy photo by David Morin

NASHUA – Sixteen residents living in the apartment building at 6 Cross St. were forced out into the cold night air when a one-alarm fire broke out shortly after 11 p.m. on April 18.

A toddler and an infant were among those who were displaced.

Temporary housing is being provided by the city’s Emergency Management Division.

Upon arriving at the scene, Nashua firefighters with Engine 1 observed flames coming from a unit on the second floor.

According to Deputy Chief Michael Curran, firefighters searched extensively for anyone who was still in the building.

Once the flames were knocked down, fire officials reported that the blaze did not spread beyond the unit where it started. However, that unit was severely damaged. Lesser damage was found in the other three units making them unsafe for occupancy.

Two adults were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and were taken to a nearby hospital. Their identities and conditions have not been released.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.


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