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Health center temporarily evacuated due to work-related fire

August 2, 2019

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.

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