Health center temporarily evacuated due to work-related fire
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say an outpatient health care center in New Hampshire was evacuated for about an hour because of a fire in a loading dock area.
Fire officials in Manchester say the fire started at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock center Friday by workmen using a plasma cutter to remove structural steel in the loading dock area. The tool uses compressed gas.
They said the fire was put out by a dry chemical agent because of the proximity of high-voltage electrical components.
No one was hurt.